As the Senior Research Associate for the Climate and Economic Transformation program at Roosevelt Forward, Kristina Karlsson supports the think tank’s work on climate, public power, and the ways that government can catalyze large-scale economic change. Karlsson conducts in-depth research and provides project management support within and across teams. She has covered topics in antitrust, corporate governance, stock buybacks, and financialization in the past and now focuses her research and writing on the economic case for large-scale action to mitigate the climate crisis, the intersection of racism and climate, and transformational policy responses to the current recession.
Prior to joining Roosevelt, Karlsson held internships with Jeunesse and Development in Dakar, Senegal, where she provided operational support for scout-based youth enrichment programs, as well as the CDR Fundraising group, where she provided analytical support to nonprofit clients including UNHCR and American Red Cross. She later worked as a project manager for Third Bridge, a primary research firm that provides market insights to Big Four consulting firm clients. Kris earned a BA in economics and francophone studies from Bowdoin College.