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Board of Trustees: Alumni Representative

Kristin Kara


Kristin ‘91 grew up in Westwood and attended Dedham Country Day. And after years of living in Boston, where she worked at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), she has returned to Westwood to raise her family with her husband, Yanni Tsipis.

Kristin started her career in public service in the planning department of the BRA, now the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). She learned valuable networking skills while working for a small PR and marketing firm right out of college and then on Congressman Stephen Lynch’s first congressional campaign. Pursuing her interest in real estate, she started at the BRA in 2002. Despite having no formal background in planning, she worked her way up at the agency, eventually becoming a Project Manager in the Economic Development department and Deputy Director for Special Projects working in the agency Director’s office.

Currently, Kristin’s full-time job is raising her two sons, Henry ‘27 and Oliver ‘29. With both of them in school and at DCD, she has been able to dive back into the school community she loved growing up. Kristin has been a class parent for both boys’ classrooms, volunteered in the library, and helped with events whenever she could. In addition, she serves an Admissions Ambassador helping to build the school’s community and she and her husband Yanni are Annual Fund Ambassadors.

Kristin is very excited about her new role as Alumni Association President and is looking forward to continuing the wonderful work formalized by Erin Epker of keeping our alumni connected to each other and to DCD.