Kristin Warren

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Associate Engineer
Santa Monica Office

Education

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

Overview

Kristin Warren (she/her) is an associate engineer at the RAND Corporation who conducts research primarily in the defense and terrorism domain. She conducts research on racially and ethnically motivated violent extremism, C2 (ACE and JADC2), and warfare and military operations, including cyber and electronic warfare, operations security and military deception, as well as mis-/dis-/mal- information. 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).