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 earned sick time to unstable scheduling practices.
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. She has also worked in family literacy at a Head Start school, taught ESL classes, and written creative copy for Groupon.
Kristin earned her B.A. from Carleton College and completed her M.F.A. in Creative Fiction at Boston University. She is currently a facilitator for the Community Writing Project and an Ambassador for All Chicago.