Kristin Warren

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Associate Engineer
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; M.S. in mechanical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in mechanical engineering, Kettering University


Kristin Warren (she/her) is an associate engineer at the RAND Corporation. She conducts research in logistics, C2, and warfare and military operations with topics involving cyber and electronic warfare, operations security and military deception, ACE, and JADC2. Outside of the national security space, she works on racial equity projects including equitable cannabis legalization, police reform and accountability, and biases in emerging technologies. Prior to RAND, she worked at the California State Legislature as the lead consultant to the Black Caucus where she led Caucus efforts on equity legislation, community outreach and programming, and industry partnerships. Significant contributions to note: Diversity/equity contributions to SB1 Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 which invests $54B for transportation infrastructure; Diverse benefactors of the Governor's budget through the Caucus including UCLA's Bunche Center ($3.2M).