Kristen Ali Eglinton, PhD

Co-founder, Executive Director, Girl-talk-Girl Program Director

As the Executive Director of Footage and an applied social scientist, Kristen believes in the power of voice to transform lives, and doesn’t stop thinking about how we can magnify the voices of those not often heard. Kristen trained as a visual artist and educator before receiving a PhD from University of Cambridge. For over a decade, she has used multimedia methods (including digital storytelling and novel tools) in her empowerment work with communities and organizations worldwide. She has worked with vulnerable youth around the globe, and when not leading the amazing team at Footage, she consults in the areas of health, education, and mobiles and technology for development. Her clients range from international foundations and nonprofits, to Fortune 500 companies, to start-up social enterprises. Kristen has published in leading journals including Youth & Society and Young, and is the author of two books including Youth Identities, Localities, and Visual Material Culture – a rich participatory ethnography of youth lives in New York City and sub-Arctic Canada. Though a world citizen, Kristen considers New York City home.