Skoll Scholar 2013-14
Geographical Location: Africa, North America
Area of Activity: Sustainable Markets

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Kjerstin believes an economy that works for everyone is within reach. As Founder and CEO of Abundance Labs (Public Market and Simbi), she is passionate about peer-to-peer commerce. In 2014, Kjerstin was a Skoll Scholar at Oxford’s Saïd Business School where she completed her MBA. Prior to Oxford, she spent 9 years as the Founder and Executive Director of FORGE, a strategic-impact nonprofit that provides education, skills training, and entrepreneurial resources to more than 70,000 refugees in war-torn Africa.

Her awards include the Skoll Scholarship for Social Entrepreneurship, the Do Something Award for public service, and the Stanford Haas Public Service Fellowship. Kjerstin has also been named a “Top 40 Leader Under 40” by the New Leaders Council, a “Person You Should Know” by CNN, and a “Top 10 College Woman” by Glamour Magazine.