As an international program consultant, Krister works with Harvard faculty, staff, and students to facilitate international research and educational programs.
He is the main point of contact for Central Administration, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard Kennedy School, and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Through 2018, Krister has consulted on cases in nearly 70 countries where Harvard has activities. Krister has nearly 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 on the Middle East and wrote a thesis on an Islamist group in Morocco. He 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 was a Huffington Junior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. Outside of work, Krister enjoys the mountains during all seasons by hiking and skiing in addition to other outdoor activities.