Kristin Dini, assistant vice president, federal relations, joined Temple University's Office of Government Affairs and Civic Engagement in November 2014 to lead the Washington, D.C. office. Dini focuses on efforts to increase federal research funding and policies that support and build on the university's research endeavors, as well as help solidify Temple's position as a national leader of college accessibility and affordability.

Prior to joining the team, Dini spent more than 10 years serving as a staffer in the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation on Capitol Hill. While her work on The Hill began in the office of then-Congressman Toomey, most of her career was with former Congressman Charles W. Dent, serving as legislative director. She covered appropriations and authorizing matters, as well as a variety of policy issues including education, defense and homeland security.

Currently, Kristin serves on the executive committee for the Council on Government Affairs with the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Additionally, she serves on the board of the BH3 Foundation, focused on serving active duty military families.

Dini earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. 

She is based in Washington, D.C. 

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