Design Operations Partner
You can find Kristen in front of the room, facilitating workshops or behind the scenes, coaching and collaborating with teams to evolve the way they work. She understands the intersection of craft, productivity, and relationships and does whatever it takes to empower people to build resilient, high-functioning organizations.
Prior to GV, Kristen worked on Google’s Brand Marketing team, helping to scale their culture and team through organizational change. In addition, she facilitated team effectiveness workshops and training for new people managers. Prior to that she worked in Google Ad Sales providing guidance to clients such as Sony, Lenovo, and Apple. Outside of the Alphabet family, Kristen is a hobby entrepreneur. She’s flipped foreclosures, served as executive director of an award-winning, nonprofit dance company, designed a Kickstarter-funded card game, and most recently opened The Sarap Shop, a Filipino food truck where you can find her take on family recipes.
Kristen graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in public health and a minor in education. She is an ICF certified coach, graduating from iPEC with a specialty in relationship and corporate coaching.