Kristin Hull, Ph.D.
Founder, CEO & CIO
Kristin is a conscious investor empowering individuals, families and organizations to invest in alignment with their values, for the world they want to see. Kristin launched Nia Global Solutions in 2013 to bring activism and impact investing into the public markets. In doing so, she developed Nia’s six solutions-focused investment themes, weaving a gender-lens 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. Prior to Nia Community, Kristin served as President and Chair of the Board of the Hull Family Foundation from 2007 to 2011, where she oversaw all of the investment efforts, transitioning the endowment from a traditional investment portfolio to one of the country’s first 100% mission impact invested portfolios. Kristin is also a co-founder of Impact Hub Oakland, a co-working space nurturing entrepreneurs and social change makers.
Prior to dedicating her career to conscious investing, Kristin served as an educator and classroom teacher. In 1997, Kristin 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 devoted to promoting inclusion and diversity in leadership, to re-envisioning capitalism and to changing the face of finance. She serves on the board of directors for the Mosaic Project and Community Action Fund for Women of Africa (CAFWA) and is an advisor to Playworks, the Nicholson Foundation, and ToSomeone.
Kristin earned a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006, her MA in Research in Bilingual Education from Stanford University in 1995, her BA and teaching credentials at Tufts University in 1990. She lives in the Bay Area with her two sons, her puppy Stella and their three chickens.