As Chief Experience Officer of Inveniam, Kirsten oversees communication, branding, people, culture, and corporate responsibility.
Kirsten Evans comes to Inveniam with over two decades of executive leadership and management experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Most recently, Ms. Evans served as a Senior Advisor to the Administrator of USAID, and the Director of USAID’s Center for Faith-based and Community Initiatives. She led the Agency’s outreach to global non-profit and community organizations on shared international development goals, drafting the agency’s first evidence-based policy on Strategic Religious Engagement in International Development.
Prior to USAID, Ms. Evans was the Chief Operating Officer of Educando by Worldfund, a non-profit organization building public-private partnerships to deliver STEM and English public school curriculums to under-resourced communities in Mexico and Brazil. Before 2016, Ms. Evans served as the Executive Director of a leading Washington DC based organization advocating for the protection of religious and ethnic minorities in Northern Iraq and Syria, shaping US foreign policy recognizing war crimes of ISIS as acts of genocide under international law standards. Prior to this, Ms. Evans spent over a decade directing educational institutions in Mexico, and education-focused non-profits globally.
Ms. Evans holds master’s degrees from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in International Public Policy, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University of Rome in Religious Studies, the Anahuac University in Mexico City in Education and Development, and a specialization in human rights law from the University of Oxford.