Faculty and Staff: Kristin Messina

Kristin Messina

Kristin Messina is Communications Manager for the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. She is responsible for public and media relations, including publicizing the center’s research findings and policy initiatives, managing the center’s website content and social media sites, and handling media inquiries. Kristin also works with various Rudd Center individuals to design content and materials to support advocacy initiatives.  
Kristin earned her B.A. in Economics from Boston College with a minor in American Studies, concentrating in journalism. Prior to joining the Rudd Center, she worked as a member of the site merchandising team at Wayfair, where she managed the site navigation structure and category pages for wayfair.com. During this time, Kristin also served as program coordinator and volunteer with the Citizen Schools Writing Program.
Contact: (860) 380-1282; kristin.messina@uconn.edu