Kristin oversees all communications, marketing and branding efforts for Wayne State University's Office of Economic Development and the university's affiliated business incubator and accelerator, TechTown Detroit. In this role, she develops and implements a range of print and digital communications strategies that further the office's efforts to catalyze business development and strengthen neighborhoods across Detroit. Kristin has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist, educator, fundraiser and communications professional in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, with a focus on community development and the arts. She has contributed to numerous local and national publications, including Metropolis, Planning and Crain's Detroit Business. She holds a Master of Urban Planning from Wayne State.