I wrote my first story at age 7. It was a fictional account of a bear named Q who received a puppy as a gift. I later transitioned to global nonfiction work: I’ve written about refugees creating podcasts to stem gender-based violence, why work is so good for women in Iceland and immigration policies in the Northern Mariana Islands, among other issues. My stories have been published by The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Ms. Magazine, NBC News, Next City, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Conde Nast Traveler and others.

I have reported from or participated in communications work in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and North America. I am based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

I’m passionate about the issues facing women and girls, social entrepreneurship and historic preservation.

Outside of work, I enjoy exploring new places by foot, drinking coffee while posting photos to Instagram, and impromptu dance parties with friends. 

If you’d like to discuss a collaboration, please email me at kristi.eaton@gmail.com.

Headshot 2020

This is me on a photoshopped day.

And this is me with one of my best friends on a beach day.