Kristen Eads

Program Manager, America Makes Government Support

Kristen is a Program Manager supporting the America Makes Government Program Management Office, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology (OSD ManTech) Program.

Before joining the America Makes Government Team in 2022, Kristen supported program management and communication requirements for the Department of State’s International Security, Nonproliferation and Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) Program and the Defense Logistics Agency’s Small Business Innovation Research, Small Business Technology Transfer, and Rapid Innovation Fund programs. For eight years, she also supported program and public affairs requirements at the Headquarters of the United States Marine Corps at the Pentagon. She brings a public affairs background and media industry skillset to government science and technology programs, and remains active in the media industry.

Kristen has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with International Communication from The American University School of International Service and will complete her Masters in Applied Media Psychology with Media Neuroscience in August 2024.