Kristina Jansen joined the World Business Academy in 2017, and currently serves as the Chief of Staff. Kristy is a strategic and innovative leader with 18 years of progressive experience in entrepreneurial business management, utility scale solar development and emergency power deployment. Always person-focused, she has a passion for implementation and organization, and has spent her career building efficient systems to get more done with less, without losing track of the fact that people, and the world we live in, matter as much as the bottom line. She holds a master’s degree in Psychological Anthropology from UCSD, and an undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology from UCSB. Growing up in a family of sailors, Kristy had the lucky experience of sailing around the world as a child. This led to a life-long love of traveling and exploring different parts of the globe, and she has spent extensive time in India, South America and Mexico, as well as short travels in other parts of the world. When not helping to build the network and manage programs for the Academy, she can be found discussing social science & politics with friends and family, listening to history podcasts, or taking long walks with her husband and their Akita. She also sometimes does yoga. And also, she spends way too much time watching Netflix.