Prior to her role as Program Director for the Institute, Kirsten Barker was the Senior Lead Instructor for eCornell’s Women in Leadership certificate program. She instructed and engaged with many of the first thousand women who completed the Leadership certificate.
Preceding eCornell, Kirsten Barker co-founded Prendismo, LLC with Dr. Streeter. At the company’s founding, Kirsten led the operational and tactical efforts of Prendismo as it was transformed from a ten-year academic research initiative into a high growth commercial enterprise. Before co-founding Prendismo, Kirsten was an early member of Cornell University’s eClips project team where she was involved in the design, construction, database interface and IT integration of the initial product prototype. Prior to Prendismo, Kirsten was Chief Information Officer for NSF International where she developed and implemented the organization’s technology vision and strategy with the CEO and Board of Directors. Kirsten has also served as Senior Director at the healthcare software company Solucient and as a consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Kirsten Barker earned her B.S. from Cornell University (1992) and M.S. from Johns Hopkins University (1997).