CORE's Team

Kristin Gjelsteen

Project Administrator


Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy

Contact details


P: 03 379 6627

Region: Canterbury

Kristen Gjelsteen Full shot

Professional profile 

Kristin has experience in marketing, communications and event coordination. She has been responsible for designing marketing materials, implementing communications strategies, and managing public relations. Kristin received her Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy and was granted university funding for international courses in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa. Kristin was also awarded a university-funded research grant for her project in Bolivia. Her resulting research was awarded two undergraduate anthropology awards.


  • Marketing communications
  • Project management


  • 2014 Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society Best Undergraduate Paper Awards 
  • 2014 Robert M. Netting Best Student Paper Prize (undergraduate category) for the Culture and Agriculture Section of the American Anthropological Association

Personal statement

My zest for education and life-long learning stems from my international education in my early years. I was born in the United States but spent 5 years in Aotearoa and 3 months traveling the world with my family as a child. I am passionate about enriching education through culture and language. Now back in Aotearoa, I am excited to work with an organisation that celebrates diversity and fosters creativity and connectedness in education.

Outside of work, I enjoy everything outdoors - skiing, running, biking and surfing. I am passionate about envrionmental sustainability and strive to live without waste.