“After being seriously injured as a pedestrian, I have made it my mission to help keep kids safe.”
Kristin had just turned 19 when she was hit by a car and hospitalized for three weeks. After six months of physical therapy, she returned to Michigan State University with a renewed focus on injury prevention. Kristin went on to earn a Master degree in health education from Wayne State University and gained valuable experience at the grassroots level. She now leads the pedestrian and bike safety programs for Safe Kids, dedicating her career to keeping all kids safe from cars.
Every day, six teens are killed in a motor vehicle crash in the U.S. In fact, crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, ahead of all other types of injury, violence or disease. Learn More »