Kristi Fitzpatrick is the Assistant Director of the Public Policy Center. Fitzpatrick assists the Director in managing the day-to-day operations of the center, implementing strategic initiatives, and overseeing the financial and human resources functions of the unit. Previously, she served as the Associate Director of the Iowa Social Science Research Center where she managed the administrative functions and provided grant development support to faculty in the social sciences. Fitzpatrick has more than 12 years of experience supporting faculty and students in pursuing funding for their research projects. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology in 1999 and a Master’s degree in third world development support in 2002, both from the University of Iowa.