Kristen is a producer, writer and activist with a background in gender and human rights. She is co-founder of the award-winning New York City-based non-profit production company Scenarios USA. Scenarios’ pioneering scriptwriting program is used by over 4,000 teachers in the United States to shift young people’s attitudes toward gender. Kristen has produced 15 shorts written by youth from impoverished communities and directed by some of Hollywood's finest filmmakers. She has recently stepped down from her executive director role with Advancing Girls Education in Africa, a Malawi-based NGO, to move to Tauranga with her family.