Kristin Ginger joined Housing Action Illinois as Communications Manager in 2016. Previously, she worked in communications and marketing at Women Employed, a Chicago-based advocacy nonprofit that fights to expand employment and educational opportunities for working women. While at WE, she worked on issues ranging from the need for paid sick days and paid family leave to unstable scheduling practices and gender discrimination in the workplace.
Kristin first joined the nonprofit world as an AmeriCorps VISTA at a refugee resettlement agency. During her service year, she interviewed nearly 20 refugees and asylees and compiled their stories for publication in the book This Much I Can Tell You. Her belief in affordable housing as a human right is shaped by fifteen-plus years of involvement with Amnesty International.
Kristin earned her B.A. from Carleton College and completed her M.F.A. in Creative Fiction at Boston University.