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Meet THN Team Member Kristin Zakoor

Kristin is the Assistant Director of Data at THN. She oversees the coordination and implementation of the Point-In-Time Count and Housing Inventory Count, LSA and HMIS. Her team works closely with the CoC Planning team to enhance data-related projects for the TX BoS CoC. Kristin has worked with several homeless service providers in Austin and is very passionate about using data to create actionable information that helps to improve the lives of those in need. Kristin received her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Michigan.

How did you get started in homeless services?

When I moved to Austin, my first job was at Caritas of Austin to help build out the Coordinated Entry process. It became apparent to me very quickly how important the work is to end homelessness and I knew that I wanted to continue to work in this sector. 

What did you do before?

Public Health Educator for the US Embassy in Santiago, Chile

Complete the sentence: In a parallel life, I would be a soccer star on a Professional team with FC Barcelona and lots of time to travel the world.

What was your first job?

Preparing and delivering meals to migrant families.

Dog or cat? 

DOG! I like cats, but I am very allergic so I am a pup-person all the way!

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