With humble beginnings in the San Fernando Valley, Kristian Huling is the oldest of three children born to the late William and Valerie Huling. At an early age, Kristian understood the importance of community activism during the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising. Living across the street from the epicenter of this historical event, she knew that the community needed a voice.

Huling began working as an organizer with SEIU, Local 721; representing LA County workers in the departments of public social services and child protective services. She later went on to represent workers in multiple county departments which included the blue-collar workers of public works, animal care, parks and recreation in north county. Currently, Kristian serves as a political coordinator in Government Relations for SEIU 721; Mobilizing workers to fight for social justice and equity. She also provides input at the SEIU California policy tables for criminal justice reform, public social services, and healthcare. In 2019, Kristian was honored by the Empowerment Congress as one of their 40 under 40 emerging civic leaders. Wanting to continue being an example for her fellow colleagues and community; Huling serves as the Vice President of the United Union Professionals and board member of the Black Women’s Democratic Club.