Kristina Curtiss is a life-long Michigander and community development advocate. Currently based in Detroit, her work in the governmental and non-profit sectors bridges opportunity divides across the state by supporting policy innovation in workforce development, economic opportunity, and mobility initiatives. Through this work, she has lent her talents to United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Wayne State University, Transportation Riders United, and the Federal Highway Administration. She also helps maintain the Self Care Project, which provides annual microgrants for Detroit's community activists and organizers to use towards radical self care. In her free time, Kristina volunteers with the Detroit Urban Debate League and searches for Detroit's best bakery.