Kristen Anderson

Senior Manager Program and Affiliate Relations

Kristen AndersonKristen is responsible for locating, onboarding, and training new Raising A Reader® Affiliates in compliance with grant funding parameters. She works closely with large organizations to direct grant funding and steward on-going relationships.  
Kristen has a passion for literacy development. Prior to joining Raising A Reader, Kristen worked in East San Jose, CA managing a reading mentor and family engagement program for kindergarten students and their families. She helped create and manage a summer literacy camp for first to third grade children from low-income families. Kristen also worked in Guatemala for four years, developing libraries in rural villages and teaching workshops for elementary school teachers on effective reading instruction. 
Kristen has a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s in education from Walden University. She is also an enthusiastic Spanish language student. When she is not reading, she enjoys international travel with her husband, hiking and working in the garden.