Board of Directors & Team
Founder & Chair, Board of Directors
Kristen Newsome, M.Ed
Kristen Newsome is an educator, coach, and entrepreneur who has trained and coached leaders at all levels and various industries, inspired innovative and creative problem-solving, and empowered countless clients to find their true career passion and build successful businesses. Always known as the Inspirational Leader, Kristen is passionate about mentoring young women in communities of color to become the next innovators who cure diseases, explore space, heal our environment, start and run innovative businesses, and create technology that changes the world. She is now applying this passion and focus to her non-profit, My Sister's Keeper Success Institute, which will shift narratives about what is possible for young women of color and invest in helping them to see their best selves through the power of mentoring.
Executive Board of Directors
We have a responsibility to encourage, mentor, and guide girls in our community to see all their possibilities. MSKSI is an organization that lives this premise and I am proud to serve with them.
Board of Directors
Every time I volunteer with the girls makes me realize how much brilliance and potential is here to be a blessing to the world!
2019 - 2021
I am proud to be a supporter and advocate of MSKSI and support them through EXIT Alliance Realty's philanthropy and in-kind donations.
Tumona Austin, Ed.D.
School of Awake Advisor
I have been mentoring since the first SOA, and I am so proud to have been a part of it again this year!
Kevin Pitts, MBA
2021 - 2023
Mili Metz, PsyD
2021 - 2023
AILS Advisor - Media & Film
Vista Murrieta High School
Coordinator, SoA Mentor
SOA was a phenomenal experience and I look forward to launching the program at VMHS!
I am excited to help girls learn about the many ways they can improve the health of the planet and their own health by caring for the environment in innovative ways
Dr. Brianna Clark
We need more girls of color to see their opportunities in tech and embrace systems thinking...
School of Awake
It was amazing to be a facilitator for the Coding Club this spring, I look forward to continuing as a mentor with MSKSI!