Kristin Palbicke Garces, MPH holds a Master’s in Public Health from New York University with a focus in International and Community Health. She has a decade of experience in sustainable community development and public health including Peace Corps service, international epidemiological studies, and public health research. She has specialized in program development and evaluation with experience in topics including transportation, traffic incidents, climate and health, and community needs assessment with a focus on addressing inequalities. She currently works closely with the Chief Executive Officer at FIHI in program development, strategic planning, and daily operations, as the Chief Operating Officer.