Kristen Degan, Senior Associate: Monitoring and Evaluation

 
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Kristen brings a depth of project management, analytic, and reporting experience to Sharp Insight.

Prior to joining Sharp Insight, Kristen performed a variety of roles in DC-based nonprofits, including grant writing, financial and operations management, project and program management, and direct service provision to clients.  Her public health work has included harm reduction and needle exchange, LGBTQ youth advocacy, tobacco prevention, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and social justice.  Her career began with a two-year tour in Uzbekistan teaching English as a Peace Corps volunteer and progressed to the field of public health via international development.  

Kristen holds a Master of Public Health and Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College. 

Outside "the office"

Kristen has two children in a DC public school and is active in the school community. In the past, she has served on the Board of Directors of her community farmers market, a local homeschool cooperative, and a local harm reduction and needle exchange organization. She enjoys hiking and knitting and spending time with friends, both near and far. You can often find her and her family taking advantage of the fact that they live in DC by marching in the street in support of important causes.