Kristi spent over twenty years building unique partnerships between the public aid agencies and leading multinational corporations, including Walmart, Gap, and Chevron. She is currently DAI’s chief of party for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Invest Project, which seeks to unlock the potential of private capital to drive inclusive growth in countries around the world, and USAID’s Global Development Lab. Prior to this she directed USAID’s Grand Challenges for Development program to encourage donors to utilize innovation to accelerate the impact, and was an advisor to USAID's Office of Global Development Alliances. Kristi spent over a decade working for UNDP in Nepal, across the Pacific, and on the ground in Somalia improving development outcomes for the poor. Kristi is an adjunct instructor at several universities in Washington, DC, including American and Georgetown, and holds two Master’s degrees in philosophy, mathematics and international relations from St. Johns College and Georgetown University.