Kristen Schaben has been with the Department of Economic Development since 2015. She started as a Financial/Compliance Officer for the Community Development Block Grant Program, and then joined the Missouri Community Service Commission as a Program Officer in 2017. Kristen oversees seven AmeriCorps Programs. She has a strong passion for volunteerism and has been volunteering in her own community since she was a teenager. Kristen has a Bachelor’s in Sociology-Psychology with a minor in Photography from Columbia College, Missouri.