Kristen is a digital journalist focused on engaging audiences through social media, emerging platforms and live events. Most recently, she launched California Counts to cover the 2016 election. It’s a collaboration with four public media organizations: KPCC in Los Angeles, KQED in San Francisco, KPBS in San Diego and Capital Public Radio in Sacramento. Previously, Kristen was KPCC’s social media producer. She trained staff on digital best practices and led engagement efforts on editorial projects, including a series on skyrocketing rents in Los Angeles (kpcc.org/rent). Under her guidance, KPCC won the Associated Press (APTRA) award for best use of social media in 2014 and 2015. Before working in public radio, Kristen worked at the AOL startup Patch. She also lived in the Amazon Jungle for a month to cover Peru’s first sustainable hospital. Kristen studied at the Imperial College London and has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri.