Green Festival Speakers
Kirsten Moore is President and CEO of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, a national nonprofit advocacy organization that seeks to improve the political and commercial climate in the U.S. so more and better contraceptive and reproductive health products are available to women. In recent years, the Project has played a principal role in defining the advocacy agenda for expanding awareness of and access to EC in the U.S., including chairing a coalition of more than seventy organizations in support of the application to make Plan B emergency contraception available over-the-counter. Under Kirsten’s leadership, RHTP was a cofounder with the Union of Concerned Scientists of the Integrity of Science Working Group which crafted a highly successful earned media strategy that helped to make abuses of science in policymaking circles a favorite topic of editorial boards and cartoons. More recently, RHTP has begun a multi-faceted research project looking at the question of whether technologies which humanize the fetus change the way people think about abortion. Prior to joining RHTP full time, Kirsten was a Program Manager at BASS and HOWES, a public affairs consulting firm, where she helped numerous reproductive health and rights organizations develop and implement advocacy initiatives designed to strengthen women’s reproductive autonomy. Previously, Kirsten managed the Population Council’s Gender, Family and Development Program. She received her Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University in 1998.