Environmental health is a defining factor in almost everything that Kirsten takes on. Kirsten has been working in the sustainability field since 2011, when she graduated with a Master of Environment from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Kirsten specializes in clean energy, waste management, water, and public health. She has worked corporate consulting firms, nonprofits, and grassroots community organizations.
Kirsten currently manages operations for SeaHive, an organization that helps companies to eliminate single-use plastic from their packaging. Kirsten is developing the organization’s five-year strategy, growing the organization’s network, and building resources such as the SeaHive Guide to Plastic-Free Packaging.
Engines for Change is a newly-formed platform that brings motorcyclists together to effect change. The first event organized by EfC is the Turn the Tide: Motorcycle Beach Cleanup, taking place on September 21, 2019. This cleanup is the first of many activities that EfC will be organizing in the future.
Kirsten has been an Ambassador for Billion Oyster Project since 2016. In this role, she has acted as photographer for a number of events and fieldwork days, as well as worked along BOP staff to plant oyster beds, carry out monitoring & evaluation efforts, and teach the public about BOP’s work.
Kirsten recently became an Ambassador for 5 Gyres, a global nonprofit working to clean up ocean plastics. As an Ambassador, Kirsten will be representing 5 Gyres in the beach cleanups and other marine health efforts that she will be a part of in the future.