Nia Community Investment Fund | Founder & Director
Kristin founded Nia Community Investments in 2010. Nia Community is focused on consciously investing for social justice and environmental sustainability in Oakland. She began her career as a bilingual educator and later co-founded the North Oakland Community Charter School. Interested in innovative solutions for social change, Kristin entered the field of impact investing while serving as a board member for various non-profit organizations, including the Mosaic Project and the Nicholson Foundation. In 2013 she partnered with Domini Social Investments to create Nia Global Solutions, an innovative stock portfolio bringing impact investing offerings to Public Markets. In 2015, Nia Global Solutions formed a new partnership with Green Alpha Advisors to provide leadership in sustainable and impact investing for individuals, advisors and institutions. Kristin earned her B.A. and teaching credentials at Tufts University in 1990, her M.A. in Research in Bilingual Education from Stanford University in 1995 and her Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006.