Kristin Wolff, thinker, doer, aspiring rainmaker. Kristin has worked in the social change space for nearly 20 years. She is a Senior Associate at Social Policy Research Associates (Oakland, CA) where she works on work – especially the #FutureofWork – and all things aimed at community prosperity. She has worked in communities large and small, rural and urban, in and outside the US. She’s worked on community transition projects, evaluations of public education and workforce programs, and in the social enterprise and impact entrepreneurship space. (For those who love acronyms, think US DOL’s WIRED, BRAC, NEG, WIOA, WDQI, ODEP, and TAACCCT initiatives, OCTAE-supported projects through ED, and similar foundation-sponsored efforts).
Kristin hobbies in social innovation, and data and civic tech. Her current portfolio includes: technical support for the US Department of Labor’s Workforce Data Quality Initiative and similar efforts to help public agencies realize more value from their data, inclusive youth and adult apprenticeship – especially in nontraditional industries and occupations, and research on the potential impacts and responses to challenges posed by the #FutureofWork. She enjoys research and loves its application, which is why technical assistance is her jam. She designs labs, institutes, and solutioning sessions; facilitates the development of strategies, plans, proposals, and products; and documents and shares what works.
She lives in Portland, Oregon and likes bikes – and chocolate. Ask her about #MakingBetterWork and you just could be her next podcast guest. @kristinwolff