Kristina Wilfore

Co-Founder, #ShePersisted and Global Democracy Advisor, Reset.Tech

Kristina Wilfore is a seasoned international development and elections specialist who has worked in over 30 countries for more inclusive and responsive democratic movements. She has been on the ground in hotspots such as Ukraine, Kenya, Turkey, Brazil and Kosovo. She has worked hand-in-hand with hundreds of women on their campaigns for higher office and to help break systemic barriers to political participation, designing large-scale election integrity and counter disinformation programs in fragile environments. Kristina co-founded #ShePersisted, a cross-national initiative to tackle gendered disinformation and online gender-based violence, and serves as the Global Democracy Advisor at Reset.Tech. Kristina advises governments, international agencies and civil society on how to create an enabling environment to address social media harms and national security threats presented by mis/disinformation. She is an Adjunct Professor with The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs where she teaches a graduate course in counter disinformation research and policy. Kristina is on the Advisory board of Globant’s Be Kind Tech Fund, a startup to invest in the misuse of technology in society and a member of the U.S. Institute of Peace Civil Society Working Group.