Program Officer, Global Development and Population
Kristen Stelljes came to the Hewlett Foundation after serving as a fellow in the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Health Fellows Program II in Ethiopia. In that capacity, Stelljes was based in Addis Ababa, where she worked as a population, health, and environment advisor to the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She provided support to Packard Foundation grantees including the Population, Health and Environment Ethiopia Consortium, focused on strengthening the evidence base for integrated approaches to development. There, she helped develop a monitoring and evaluation toolkit, guides for documenting champion stories and good practices, and supported one of the first evaluations of a population, health, and environment program in Ethiopia.
Prior to that, Stelljes was a senior program officer for Management Sciences for Health, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit working to improve access to health care internationally. There, she managed the advocacy and fostering change work of the Leadership, Management and Sustainability Program in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Stelljes holds a master’s degree in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and environmental studies from Brandeis University.