Kristen Smith joined the Lucy Burns Institute (LBI) in March 2014 as an assistant staff writer for Ballotpedia's Congress project. In February 2015, she entered into a new position as a copy editor across all of Ballotpedia's projects.
Kristen is originally from a small town near Grand Rapids, Michigan, and now resides in Texas with her husband. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and Spanish from Hillsdale College, where she graduated as the valedictorian of the class of 2013. Kristen is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota international music fraternity, and her interests outside of work include ballroom dancing, digital photography, traveling, reading and singing.