Kristin Roadman

Economic Development and Innovation Coordinator, University of Illinois System

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Regional hub development
  • Innovation partnerships

Kristin facilities projects and activities that drive economic development and connect Illinois-based corporate, community, and university partners.

Prior to joining the University of Illinois System's Office of the Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation, Kristin worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon, serving as the Partnerships Program Manager for the Deschutes National Forest where she collaborated with local and state partners to develop strategies to connect the Central Oregon community to their public lands. While in Oregon, she also managed business operations for the Ochoco National Forest. Kristin entered the Federal government as a Presidential Management Fellow following graduate school and has also worked as a Public Affairs Specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and as an Asylum Officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Prior to joining the Federal government, Kristin worked in public affairs for Drexel University College of Medicine and focused on special projects for New Schools for New Orleans, an education nonprofit organization in New Orleans, LA.

Kristin earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She also holds a project management certification from the Project Management Institute.