Kristina Auten serves as a senior executive assistant in the Arts and Culture program, providing support to Emil Kang. Ms. Auten brings a diverse history of administrative and executive support from a range of industries spanning from education to advertising. Prior to joining the Foundation, she most recently worked as an executive assistant for the head of the government innovation team at Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Ms. Auten has a strong background in writing, performance, and directing. She first received her undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in both English literature and theatre performance. She continued her study of theatre at Sarah Lawrence College, graduating with a masters of fine arts.