With a decade of experience working in and around state government, Kirstie finds great personal gratification in serving people and guiding diverse groups of stakeholders through the legislative process.
In her capacities as legislative staff, she supported tribal stakeholders in raising awareness of Indian boarding schools and worked to secure funds to encourage teaching this history in Michigan schools. She provided strategic input to efforts to increase the State’s Earned Income Tax Credit to support Michigan families. She became well-versed in special education and disability issues and helped launch an internship for students with disabilities to gain competitive integrated employment. And, Kirstie worked with numerous advocacy groups and organizations to navigate legislation seeking to curb prescription drug overdose deaths through a prescription drug Good Samaritan law.
Regardless of the issue, she’s known for her integrity, trust, and work ethic, and her compassion for people is evident.
Kirstie’s tenure includes positions as staff in the State Senate, State House, Administration, and non-profit arena. She is a Michigan State University graduate with a B.A. and B.S. degree and an alumna of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and Michigan Political Leadership Program.