Kristina Anderson is an international advocate in the fields of bystander intervention, active shooter response and violence prevention within schools, workplaces and public spaces. She is the founder of the Koshka Foundation for Safe Schools, a non-profit that provides training on the prevention of school and workplace violence, education on active shooter preparedness, and consultation on post-crisis recovery. Ms. Anderson started the non-profit after becoming one of the most critically injured survivors of the 2007 Virginia Tech school tragedy, where she was shot 3 times.
She is also co-founder of LiveSafe, a mobile technology communication platform for sharing safety-related information that is used by more than 100 college campuses, as well as corporations and hospitals.
Ms. Anderson travels extensively within the United States and Canada to spread the importance of preparedness and joint training between citizens, educators, law enforcement, emergency managers, and first responders. She has delivered training to numerous law enforcement and government agencies, as well as schools and workplaces to include school resource officers, university administrators, fire and emergency managers, FEMA, the FBI and private corporations.
She is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in International Studies.