An Ethan Allen scholar, Kirsten graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. in Political Science. At CSU, Kirsten held a variety of leadership positions including News Editor of The Rocky Mountain Collegian and President of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She is also a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. Kirsten has held internships with The Fort Collins Coloradoan, Stratton-Carpenter & Associates, a Denver-based political consulting firm, The University of Louisville’s Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods and the City of Fort Collins Economic Health Office.