Kirsten is a Partner at HighVista Strategies and co-leads the venture capital program. She joined HighVista in 2023 as part of its acquisition of the abrdn US private markets business. Kirsten is a member of the venture capital investment committee and is involved in all aspects of the investment process. She has worked on the HighVista Venture Capital funds for nearly two decades, at abrdn and previously as a Principal at FLAG Capital Management prior to its acquisition by abrdn in 2015. Prior to joining FLAG in 2005, Kirsten worked for IBM in a variety of analytical roles. Kirsten received a BS from Babson College.