LA native and devotee, Kristen Gordon is a community developer and space curator who challenges society’s long held notions regarding who gets to have agency and take up space. She currently serves as the Economic Development Deputy for the office of Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson and during her time has secured more than $120 million funding for housing, transportation, and economic development in South Los Angeles. Additionally, Kristen has facilitated projects with the intention of placing a spotlight on the history, culture, and joy that thrives within Black communities, as is evident in her work on Destination Crenshaw. She holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of California, Irvine and a Certificate in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California Ross Program.