Kirstin Alvanitakis

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Kirstin Alvanitakis

Program Director, Inclusive Democracy
ReThink Media

Kirstin Alvanitakis is the Program Director for the Inclusive Democracy team with ReThink Media's Democracy Collaborative. Kirstin brings nearly two decades of experience in government, political, and advocacy communications to her role at ReThink, where she works on issues related to money in politics, judicial independence, and state-level campaigns. In her previous position with the Ohio Democratic Party, she worked behind the scenes to support state and local candidates, helping to elect three new Ohio Supreme Court justices and bring balance to the state’s highest court. She spearheaded earned media strategy and created innovative digital content to highlight the real-world issues at stake in these critical elections. Kirstin has a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she completed her thesis on news framing of the Middle East and foreign policy decision making, and a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. When she isn’t working, Kirstin is probably chasing around after a very active toddler.

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