Kristi has over 30 years of experience in marketing communications. She began her career in the corporate world, managing marketing communications efforts for dozens of the top ad agencies and Fortune 500 brands, including Sprint, VISA, Bank of America, Microsoft Interactive, Sony, and Porsche. Kristi then moved to the non-profit world as a communications consultant working with the Ministry of Education in Namibia,
Veterinaires Sans Frontières in Kenya, and the Agricultural Transformation Agency in Ethiopia. Kristi leads Sprout’s branding, marketing communications, and partner outreach.
Kristi has a BA in Communications and Psychology from the University of Washington and a MSc in Developmental Studies from the London School of Economics & Political Science.
Kristi is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.