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Deputy Director & Senior Research Associate

Kristin Geiser

Kristin joined the Gardner Center in 2007 and currently serves as the Deputy Director and a Senior Research Associate. She contributes to the work of the Gardner Center in many ways: leading community-engaged research projects, mentoring students research assistants, and collaborating with colleagues across Stanford and in the local community. She has more than twenty-five years of experience working at the intersection of research and practice with a focus on advancing the creation of settings and systems that support positive and equitable youth and community development, including leadership roles at Stanford University and The National Equity Project (formerly the Bay Area Coalition of Essential Schools) and consulting roles with local foundations and nonprofit organizations. Kristin earned a PhD in Education Administration, Curriculum, Teaching, & Policy and a BA in Theater and Film from UCLA.