Kristin Little

Kristin Little

Senior Manager, Public Affairs, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) - As Senior Manager of Public Affairs at IEEE Standards Association, Kristin Little works to build IEEE's government engagement programs with the aim of facilitating communication between technology experts and policymakers. Kristin has 15 years' experience with the World Bank, designing, conducting, and contributing to field-based, mixed-methods evaluations of over $200B of investments. This work helped to shape new World Bank policies and improve resource allocation in areas such as adoption of new technologies, infrastructure, disasters, water, cultural heritage, and social development. In 2020 Kristin was appointed Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy Fellow by The People-Centered Internet -- a not-for-profit organization founded by Vint Cerf and Mei Lin Fung working to ensure the Internet is a positive force for good. Kristin holds a bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies from UC Berkeley, and two master’s degrees from MIT—MCP (Urban Planning) and MArch (Architecture).
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