“As press secretary, I have the unique opportunity to share our team’s policy views with the rest of the world and start the dialogue on pressing international issues with other nations.”
Kirsten graduated from the University of Iowa in 2011 with degrees in journalism and political science focusing on international relations. She is the author of the yearlong “Making it in China” series for the Des Moines Register. Following graduation, she worked briefly for the Register before moving to rural Hunan, China, to report and teach high school English. Kirsten was active in Model United Nations and her school paper throughout college. She spends her free time traveling, learning Mandarin Chinese, and reading copious amounts of news.