Meet Kirsten Golinski, AFF-Milwaukee’s New Chapter Leader
America’s Future Foundation is excited to welcome our new AFF-Milwaukee chapter leader, Kirsten Golinski! Kirsten is currently the development associate at the Badger Institute. Before joining the Badger Institute, Kirsten was a campaign field representative for the National Rifle Association based in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from James Madison University in 2018 with a degree in political science and a minor in public policy & administration. While at JMU, Kirsten was involved in numerous local and statewide political campaigns.
Kirsten recently joined the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Forum, a local organization made up of individuals who believe the United States was built upon the foundation of individual freedoms and a limited role for government.
Get to know more about Kirsten!
What do you enjoy about your career path so far and why?
I love that my career allows me the opportunity to inform others about issues that I care deeply about while building new relationships.
How long have you been in Milwaukee and what brought you there?
I moved to Milwaukee almost a year and a half ago to join the Badger Institute in their fundraising efforts as the development associate.
What has been your history with AFF?
I quickly got involved with the AFF-Milwaukee chapter after moving to the area through the close relationship the organization has with the Badger Institute. I began attending events regularly and joined the board shortly after.
What helpful skills do you hold that people could ask you for advice about?
Since I graduated only two years ago, I believe I am able to provide insight on ways to engage the next generation of young professionals.
What are you most excited about for the chapter leader role?
I’m excited to continue the great work the previous AFF-Milwaukee chapter leaders have done and provide the same opportunities to other young professionals that I was provided with when I first joined the organization.
The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, and The 5000th Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen
I usually drink my coffee black with some creamer, but occasionally I’ll switch it up for a chai latte or caramel macchiato.
Favorite places to travel?
I love going back to Virginia to visit family and friends from college. In general, I enjoy traveling to states and other cities that I’ve never been before.
What is on your “Top 5 Fun Things To Do in Milwaukee, WI, list?
1) Going to a Brewers game, even as a Cubs fan.
2) Summer League beach volleyball on Bradford Beach.
3) Brewery Tours.
4) Walking my dog, Theo, down by the lakefront.
5) Attending concerts at Summerfest.