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Kristin Ehrgood

Board Chair

Biography

Kristin Ehrgood is the President and Board Chair of Flamboyan Foundation. Additionally, she is the founder of Sapientis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing a diverse and informed network of change agents committed to improving the quality of public education in Puerto Rico, and was part of the founding team of DCSRN. After earning her masters degree in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2001, Kristin and fellow Kennedy School alumnus Vadim Nikitine started Sapientis in Puerto Rico. In the spring of 2005, her work at Sapientis was recognized by Ernst & Young when she was named Entrepreneur of the Year in the area of Social Responsibility. Kristin attended Bucknell University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations, before joining Teach For America (TFA) and teaching for three years. She later joined TFA’s staff as executive director of their New Jersey region and then as director of new site development. Kristin currently lives in Washington, DC with her family. She sits on the boards of Sapientis, DCSRN, Stand for Children, TFA (DC region), and Venture Philanthropy Partners.