Director of Partnerships
is Director of Partnerships for Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund. Beginning in 2013, Kirsten established an advocacy program with domestic violence survivors and experts to hold policymakers accountable for doing more to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. Since then, Everytown and its partners have appeared before the first ever Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the topic and wracked up policy victories in more than two dozen states – red, blue and purple. She is now focusing on developing a shared agenda for gun violence prevention with communities of faith and communities of color.
Prior to Everytown, Kirsten served as President of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, where she led the fight to bring emergency contraception over-the-counter in the U.S. – ultimately prevailing over two Presidents, four FDA commissioners and one Health and Human Services Secretary.
She serves on the boards of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington and Ballot Initiative Strategy Center Foundation. She holds a BA from the College of William and Mary and an MPA from Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs, Princeton University.
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