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Kristin Dawson

Senior Director, Equitable Food Systems Lending

Kristin Dawson is the Senior Director for Equitable Foods Systems Lending at Reinvestment Fund. She is primarily responsible for managing lending transactions related to food such as financing food retail establishments and other food systems enterprises, including innovative food production, distribution, and point of service models, with an intentional focus on advancing racial equity, including wealth building, entrepreneurship, and quality employment for communities marginalized on the basis of race. Prior to joining Reinvestment Fund, Ms. Dawson worked in city government in economic and community development, budgeting and housing. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and two master’s degrees–public policy and social work–from the University of Minnesota.