Krister leads Harvard Global Support Services' (GSS) international consulting practice, which partners with Harvard Schools, departments, and centers to enable academic entrepreneurship while mitigating risks inherent in international operations.

He supports GSS' strategic priorities and the International Consulting and Operations team’s service delivery, outreach, and resource development initiatives. Krister also serves as a senior consultant for several Harvard Schools, working with Harvard faculty, staff, researchers, and students in a variety of capacities to facilitate international research and educational programs. Since joining GSS in 2016, he has consulted on nearly 2,000 employment, visa, finance, and other cases in more than 80 countries where Harvard has activities. He works closely with Harvard Global offices and staff in India, Tunisia, and South Africa, coordinating their in-country needs with Harvard and governmental requirements. Krister has more than a decade of international experience working with large, mission-driven organizations to advance goals across borders and cultures in government, medicine, and education.

Previously, Krister worked with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, where he helped manage a multi-million dollar joint venture with Saudi Aramco to oversee and improve its health care system. He was also a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department, serving as an Economic Officer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and as a Consular Officer in Mexico City, Mexico.

Krister holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard College, where he focused his studies on the Middle East and was a member of the Harvard International Relations Council and the student chair of the Harvard Youth Poll at the Institute of Politics. Krister also holds a master's degree in foreign service from Georgetown University, where he was a Huffington Junior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy.