Kirsten provides administrative and operational support for the Office of Scholar Programs and the Danforth Scholars program. She has worked with the Danforth Scholars in various capacities for majority of the past 19 years. She also coordinates the McLeod Scholars Program and serves as a four-year advisor and progress counselor for students in the College of Arts & Sciences. Kirsten also works with Chancellor Emeritus Wrighton’s wife, Risa Zwerling Wrighton, on the Home Plate Program, which places students with local families for occasional home-cooked meals and companionship.
Kirsten holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a master of liberal arts degree from Washington University.