Senior Financial Coach
Kristen Baker has been a Financial Coach at the Clinic since October 2015, where she loves working to educate and empower all of her customers, especially youth and senior populations.
Using her ability to engage with diverse personalities and backgrounds, she works with her customers to identify and achieve financial goals to create meaningful, sustainable behavior change.
Before joining the Clinic, Kristen worked in basic science laboratory management at leading NYC Medical Colleges, working with researchers and university administration to support day-to-day research activities and secure NIH and privately funded grants for Alzheimer’s and ovarian cancer research, before transitioning to social work.
As a social worker, she has been able to engage with New Yorkers in the workforce development, college readiness and domestic violence sectors. Kristen has a passion for social justice including intersectional feminism, youth development and economic empowerment.
She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic and holds a BA from Purchase College, SUNY, as well as an MSW from Lehman College, CUNY. Her main claim to fame is once selling a toaster to Ed Harris.