Kristen believes in the life changing abilities of engaging our future leaders and ensuring an equitable path for success to all youth. As HR Manager: Team Success, she strives to support and develop a team that is passionate about the mission and fulfilling the commitments of UP Partnership. As a Navy Veteran and community volunteer, she is passionate about making a positive impact in her community and the lives of others. Having always had the desire to help others, she has engaged in many community volunteer programs in Florida, Washington, Texas, and while on deployment overseas with the U.S. Navy. Joining the team at UP Partnership in April 2022; she is dedicated to continuing those efforts by ensuring all young people across Bexar County are ready for their future.