While toiling her way through law school, Kirsten co-founded a blog about Aston Villa and spun her ever-abiding love for Marek Hamsik into her first professional writing gig. Her personal infatuations may seem strange to others, but she was lucky enough to have a mentor who believed she was talented enough to write about soccer. That belief helped fuel her career in soccer writing. She wore hat after hat at SB Nation Soccer, wrote and edited for Fusion’s SoccerGods, and has contributed to NBC Sports and ESPNFC. While her jobs have often been a joy, she’s encountered many of the stumbling blocks that often trip up women in soccer media. Unusual Efforts was born out of the idea that those blocks need to be removed. In creating the site, Kirsten hopes to both expand gender equality in soccer media, and to be the mentor she herself was fortunate enough to have.
- Executive Committee