Kristen Parks


I have a strong unwavering addiction to caffeine. I have two kids who are perfect in many ways and who obviously take after me in so many other less than perfect ways (Sorry about the clumsy gene, Sadie). I watch Spongebob or Looney Tunes almost every morning, while my kids are still sleeping. I would love to be a yoga, work out at 5 a.m. every day and drink tea while journaling my thoughts kind of person, I’m not but I think about it a lot so I think that counts. If I was stranded on a desert island and could only have one thing in the entire world, I would bring a boat.

Kristen Parks
Senior Trainer and Curriculum Development Specialist

Yay! A bio! I’m pretty certain the only person who would be rushing to read this is my mom (Hi Mom! Look, I’m on a website!).

I am here because I believe in a different world. I believe in a world where power based personal violence is not a common experience. I believe in a world where my kids will think of the current rates of sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and bullying the way I think of the time before television—a distant far off, sounds too unreal to have ever actually been true past reality. This is not just a dream, it is a real possibility and it is ours to take.


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