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Kristin Hull, PhD

Founder, CEO & CIO

Kristin is founder and CEO at Nia Impact Capital. She is a pioneer in the field of impact investing, having worked across asset classes and multiple bottom line term sheets since 2007. She is devoted to re-envisioning capitalism, to changing the face of finance, and to promoting inclusion and diversity in leadership.

Kristin launched the Nia Global Solutions strategy in 2013 bringing impact investing into public markets. Knowing we get the economy we invest in, she developed Nia’s six solutions-focused investment themes, weaving a gender-lens and eye for racial equity throughout the investment thesis.

Kristin founded Nia Community Investments in 2010, a 100% mission-aligned investment fund focused on social justice and environmental sustainability in Oakland, California. Prior to Nia Community, Kristin served as President and Chair of the Board of the Hull Family Foundation, where she oversaw all investment efforts, transitioning the endowment from a traditional investment portfolio to the country’s first 100% mission impact-invested portfolio. 

Prior to dedicating her career to conscious investing, Kristin served as an educator and classroom teacher. She co-founded the North Oakland Community Charter School, and served on the founding board of the George Mark Children’s House, the first free standing children’s hospice and palliative care center in the U.S. Kristin is also a co-founder of Impact Hub Oakland, a co-working space nurturing entrepreneurs and social change makers.

She serves on the board of directors for The Mosaic Project, American Rivers and African Women Rising.

Kristin holds a PhD in Urban Education from the University of California at Berkeley, an MA in Research in Bilingual Education from Stanford University. She earned her BA and teaching credentials at Tufts University.

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