Profile of Kristie

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

While finishing her master’s degree in Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Management, Kristie Kolesnikov will be helping MRG for the next 10 months with a technology and systems overhaul as part of her capstone project. Starting with an in-depth assessment of our current capacity, she will be developing a plan and timeline for us to transition to more robust, efficient and secure platforms.

Kristie comes to MRG Foundation with more than 10 years of experience as a project coordinator, office manager, and cat herder. She works full time at Portland State University as the Executive Assistant to the Dean and Office Manager in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and she holds a Non-profit Management Certificate from the University of Washington and a BS in Civic Leadership and Women’s Studies from PSU.

In 2016, Kristie completed her McNair program doing research on emotional intelligence and healthy masculinity, and received the Linda C. Hummer scholarship for the 2015-2016 year. In her spare time (!) Kristie is the co-chair on PSU’s Commission on Sexuality and Gender Equity (SAGE), serves on the Diversity Action Council, is an Advisory Board member for the Student Community Engagement Center, and is an elected board member for the Services for Students with Children.

Outside of her many work, academic, and civic responsibilities, Kristie can be found spending time with her family — husband, 12-year-old son, one-year-old daughter — running, and reading.