Kristen Sabol is the Director of Communications and Media for the Quality of Life Technology Center (QoLT). Her communications experience spans public relations, journalism, marketing and web content development efforts for technology-based start-ups and Fortune 500 corporations.
Kristen maintains a strong passion for interdisciplinary efforts that bring potential for widespread social changes. Her early career focused on grassroots advocacy and media campaigning for transformative technologies such as infant screening for genetic disorders and the adoption of wireless networking semiconductors. She was a member of Ketchum's Global Technology Practice and has written extensively for the Pittsburgh Technology Council's T.E.Q. Magazine. As a web application developer for Duquesne University, Kristen helped launch its e-services portal and content management system (CMS) initiatives. She joined Guru.com in 2008 to create optimized content and social media-based tools that raise awareness to online freelancing as an entrepreneurial paradigm shift in the workplace.
Kristen holds a M.A. in Literary and Cultural Theory from SUNY Buffalo with research emphasis in cyberculture theory and digital poetics. She has studied abroad at Oxford University and earned a B.A. in English from Ursinus College.