About Kirsti Kirsti is a member of the Vibrant Communities Leadership Team and the lead for Cities Reducing Poverty. Since joining Tamarack in 2013 she has led and coordinated several multi-day learning events including Tamarack's first Collective Impact Summit, Tamarack's first national Poverty Reduction Summit, and annual Cities Reducing Poverty gatherings including When Mayor's Lead. She has served as a community animator for two online learning communities, Vibrant Communities and Communities Collaborating for Impact, and since early 2015, she has supported the growth and impact of the national Cities Reducing Poverty movement.
Kirsti has a Masters in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden; a certificate in International Project Management from Humber College and a Bachelor's degree in International Development from the University of Guelph.
Kirsti is passionate about community service and engagement and has served in a variety of volunteer roles over the years. Some of her memorable service experiences include building homes and interviewing post-Hurricane Katrina survivors in Mississippi, working on community selected development projects in rural Costa Rica, and assisting the organizing team at the 2011 UN and World Bank International Strategy for Disaster Relief Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, Switzerland.
Kirsti currently resides in Toronto, Ontario with her partner Rob and son Landon.
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