Kristin is from Boigu Island, Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait). With her father’s side from Boigu Island and her mother is Australian, Kristin understands what life is like walking in two worlds; observing and experiencing the challenges first-hand of navigating and accessing systems and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As a result, Kristin has a passion for systemic reform to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

Over the past 13 year, Kristin has been working with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities linked to designing and implementing outcomes linked to closing the gap targets. Most recently, Kristin was embedding cultural safety and addressing racism in national health regulation for registered health practitioners.

Kristin is the Senior Policy Officer for Closing the Gap at QATSICPP. Kristin works closely with the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Coalition and respective Senior Policy Officers identifying opportunities to embed the voice and needs of children and families into the Queensland implementation of the Close the Gap priority reforms, outcomes and targets.