Kirsten is Communications Manager for Fair Start Movement and Population Balance. She has worked for over two decades challenging extractive industries on public lands, conserving wildlife, and defending the integrity of regulatory science. She has written on the impacts of livestock grazing on climate with the Healthy Public Lands Project, published research with WildEarth Guardians on the impacts of livestock grazing on fire ecology and ecosystem health in the American west, and with the Center for Science in the Public Interest on conflicts of interest within federal agency advisory committees. Kirsten has a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s in Earth Systems from Stanford University. She has volunteered internationally and domestically in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, volunteers in animal rescue in and around the Washington, DC metro area, and operates a holistic dog grooming and positive, force-free dog training business.