Kirstin was born and raised in Southern California. Since her youth, in Claremont, CA, she has always had an interested in civic engagement, social justice, and local politics. Maintaining that passion, she received a B.A in Political Science from Johnson C. Smith University and a MA in Political Communications from American University. Throughout the years she has held policy and legislative positions at Twitter, AARP, and NGPVan. Kirstin currently resides in Washington, DC.