Kristie Howard has over 16 years of experience as a Human Resources professional. She has provided HR expertise to a wide range or organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, leading universities, as well as start-up technology companies and non-profits. Ms. Howard has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from the University or Oregon. Ms. Howard has traveled internationally and worked with international organizations, and studied abroad in Brazil and Mexico earlier in her life. She currently serves as the head of Human Resources for a start-up technology company in San Diego.