As a college student, Kristin Novotny spent four years seeking out new work and life experiences to enrich her education. In March 2008, she went on a life-changing Alternative Spring Break trip to Biloxi, Mississippi, where she experienced devastation, poverty and tremendous hope as she helped rebuild homes lost to Hurricane Katrina. She has interned with four political campaigns to gain extensive field experience in grassroots efforts. In December 2008, Kristin graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Kristin spent four years working for numerous departments at UW Oshkosh. Kristin loves to write, travel and blog. In addition to being our Feature Writer and Social Media Marketing Coordinator, she is the author of the popular mom blog,
Little Mama Jama.