Kristen Black


I am bi and I am a specialist in human dimensions of wildlife management.//


I’m currently the Manager of Communications and Human Dimensions with a national NGO. Previously, I was a Hunter Recruitment Specialist with the Illinois Natural History Survey where I co-ran the Illinois Learn to Hunt Program. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia‚Äôs Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, and my Master of Science in Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management from the University of North Dakota.

The sociology aspect of my Masters focuses in behavior change and I’ve used that more than anything to help others understand the benefits of hunting and target shooting to conservation through funding mechanisms. Making the outdoors a safe and comfortable space for all is imperative to the future of conservation.

I enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, target shooting, and welcoming people into the outdoors.