Kristen currently serves as the Director of the Risk Management Program at University of Southern California’s Leventhal School of Accounting. Prior to joining USC, Kristen served at Promontory Financial Group advising clients on risk management and corporate governance matters, strategic planning, and regulatory compliance. Prior to her work at Promontory, Kristen served as Senior Policy Adviser to the Undersecretary for Domestic Finance at the Department of the Treasury, helping develop and draft risk management, executive compensation, and corporate governance guidelines for participants in the Troubled Asset Relief Program as well as the Department’s blueprint for a modernized regulatory structure. She was also senior counsel to Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Chairman of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives. For Oxley, she focused on securities-policy matters, including the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and regulation of mutual funds, hedge funds, broker-dealers, and rating agencies. Kristen also worked as an Associate at O’Melveny & Myers, where she advised clients on corporate transactions and corporate governance matters.