CEO, Dynamic Planet
Dynamic Planet is a company that designs and invests in conservation businesses, constructing public-private partnerships to restore nature and communities. Projects around the world include established and new national parks, land and sea, as well as rewilding, sustainable tourism, and circular economy opportunities. Prior to founding Dynamic Planet, Kristin was Senior Vice President of Global Programs & Partnerships at the National Geographic Society, where over 14 year she helped lead its global expansion through the launch and growth of its international cable channels, corporate partnerships, leadership gifts, and research, conservation, exploration and education programs. Prior to National Geographic Kristin lived in Seoul, Korea as a Luce Foundation fellow and worked throughout Asia for four more years, designing inclusive educational systems and producing documentary films. Kristin has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader where she has served on the Advisory Council and various working groups including oceans, the sharing economy, and the future of global development. She is a judge of The Circulars, an annual World Economic Forum award for businesses, municipalities, and leaders who are driving economies that don't rely on scarce natural resources for growth. She also serves on the advisory boards of National Geographic's Pristine Seas, the Prince's Charities International Sustainability Unit, Global Island Partnership, Sustainable Tourism International, the Anacostia Waterfront Trust, and Global Dignity. Kristin has a public policy degree and documentary film certificate from Duke University and has completed executive programs at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Oxford, and is certified with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.