Kirsten has been working in the local biotech industry for more than 20 years, with expertise in oncology drug development. She has held clinical trial management positions at OncoGenex, Sonus Pharmaceuticals, Xcyte Therapies, and Immunex, and is excited to be part of the expanding biotech sector and the exciting research happening in Seattle.
She had this to say about her position on the board: My love and adoration of Pike Place Market began when I moved to Seattle in 1995. I shopped regularly, and brought all our visitors to enjoy the bustling marketplace. Yet I only recently learned about the Foundation and the thriving community it serves; I hope to change that for many other Market fans. I am very excited by the opportunity to contribute to a program that provide its community and influence the future of our fair city. It is a privilege to work with the Market Foundation staff and partner agencies who selflessly dedicate their careers to improving the lives of others.