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Kristin Hansen

Executive Director

As the Executive Director of Civic Health Project, a nonpartisan nonprofit philanthropy, Kristin is dedicated to accelerating the efforts of academics and practitioners who seek to reduce polarization, foster social cohesion, and improve civil discourse in our citizenry, politics, and media.


In addition to her role at Civic Health Project, Kristin Serves as a Co-Chair for the Partnership for American Democracy, and as an advisory board member for AllSides, Listen First Project, and Business for America. She also serves as a year-round lecturer in strategic communications at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Prior to her current work in civil discourse, Kristin held senior executive roles at IBM, Intel, and multiple start-up software companies. She holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.