Kirsten is the HR & Finance Administrative Assistant, supporting both Sara Mickens and Cheryl Masella with projects, record-keeping, meeting scheduling, recruiting assistance, and employee requests for each team.

Kirsten studied ecology and geology at the University of Arizona. After college she spent a year volunteering on a white shark research boat in South Africa. Prior to Verra, she worked for Esri, where she was an Administrative Assistant for over fifteen years with experience in domestic and international support.

When she’s not working, you can find Kirsten outdoors hiking and discovering nature, including her current enrollment as a student of the Virginia Master Naturalist certification program. Most recently, she has been pursuing her interest in wilderness survival/navigation/first aid training. Other outdoor activities she’s crazy about are camping, snowboarding, and SCUBA. To satiate her creative and meditative side, she escapes through her photography and teaches various dance forms.