Kristina Lederer, Chicago Ill
Kristina is the Executive Director for WildlifeDirect, a conservation organization aimed at educating and empowering local communities in Kenya. At WildlifeDirect, she provides overall leadership and strategic vision to the organization, develops the annual operating budget and designs a pipeline of revenue streams to ensure responsible and meaningful growth of programs. Prior to WildlifeDirect, Kristina served as the Director of Development and Communications at Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa, where she managed their institutional fundraising strategy and developed effective communications strategies and materials. Earlier in her career, Kristina joined a startup NGO, Kale Uganda, based in Jinja, Uganda, where she managed their community-based holistic development through income generation, education and microfinance programs.
Kristina’s career has focused on strategy development and sustainable organizational growth, with attention to the intersections of education, gender equity and youth empowerment in resource-limited settings. Kristina continuously seeks opportunities to develop strategies for nonprofits that serve children, especially the orphan, and is thrilled to serve as a Board Member for 200 Orphanages. Kristina received her BS in Sociology and American Studies from Towson University and a MPP from Johns Hopkins University.