Kristin Wiggins Consulting LLC
Kristin is a sharp, dynamic public policy strategist known for political acumen. More than 10 years experience in legislative and political affairs, have provided Kristin strong comprehension of legislative process, policies and relationships, and well-honed political savvy. Her policy work predominantly focuses on early learning, education, and issues that impact children and families. She is also an experienced, highly-organized event planner and project manager.
As the Deputy Director of the public-private partnership Early Care and Education Coalition (EC2), which evolved into Thrive by Five Washington, Kristin served as the policy point-person and focused on creating effective alliances that advance policies supportive of children’s success in school and life. She served as project manager for the nationally-recognized Born Learning Washington evaluation system which effectively leveraged local early learning coalition and statewide campaign success involving more than 100 organizations. Additionally, she served on a number of early learning technical advisory committees to inform policy development and implementation.
Before delving into early learning policy work, Kristin taught for three years in Japan to grades preschool-16 including students with special needs and hearing impairment. She was promoted to Prefectural Advisor where she provided professional development training and mental health counseling to more than 100 teachers, helped bridge cultural barriers in healthcare and the workplace, and served as a liaison between international contract workers and high-ranking Japanese education officials.
As a parent of a busy toddler, a volunteer in her son’s early learning programs, a former teacher, an international traveler, and an involved community member, Kristin has hands-on experience. The many roles she fulfills equip her with a current, multi-dimensional perspective of systems, programs, and services. This enriches her ability to probe the diverse components of public policy and advocacy and provides a comprehensive perspective in all the projects she is involved in. Her work in policy, advocacy, project management, and event planning is characteristically organized and analytical.