Kristen has several years' experience in data integration, with a focus on variable harmonization, data documentation, and data quality and comparability. She has also served as a project manager for the IPUMS Center for Data Integration, managing a collaboration with the Gates Foundation focused on child health and nutrition. She is interested in improving accessibility of census and survey microdata for policy-making. Before joining IPUMS, she worked in Europe researching immigration integration across the European Union. She has served as consultant to the International Organization for Migration and holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.