Research & Content Development Fellow
Kirsta graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia, with degrees in Global Public Health and French. Her studies focused on the intersection of public health, policy, and sustainability. During school she was the Farm Animal Protection Intern for the Humane Society of the United States and the Infectious Disease Intern for the CDC’s Washington D.C. legislative office. In both roles Kirsta worked on public health issues related to agriculture, including pollution, working conditions, and food contamination. She now serves as a research analyst in D.C., where she assesses how various policies impact the U.S. healthcare system. At EFI her work centers on environmental public health.