Kristina Parkins

Kristina Parkins

Title

Program Associate , Africa Department

Position

  • United States Staff

Bio

Before joining The Hunger Project in July 2014, Kristina Parkins lived in France for the past 3 years, where she taught English as a Teaching Assistant in Avignon for one year before moving to Paris, where she completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) at EHESP French School of Public Health. Prior to her French adventures, she earned a BA in French Studies and Sociology at Emory University, during which she had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Dakar, Senegal. Since 2013, Kristina has worked with foundations and academic institutions on maternal and child health issues. At Fondation OEuvre de la Croix Saint Simon in Paris, she collaborated on a research project designed to empower parents with supplementary health information to reduce child ER admissions. For her MPH practicum, she acted as Head of Research at the EHESP Department of Epidemiology where she studied women who delivered low birth weight or premature infants in Lyon, France. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer, reading, cooking, listening to music by FKA Twigs and Lianne La Havas, watching comedies, and spending time with friends.