Kirsten Lyerly is a public health professional who is passionate about connecting people and cultures and using those connections to improve the health and livelihoods of populations across the globe.
Growing up in a household where exposure to cultures was prominent (tribute to her father), Kirsten’s interest and passion for this type of work happened at a young age and quickly became part of who she is as a person and professional.
Kirsten has a background in public health, earning both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. From there, she has spent over a decade serving in various roles in public health / business development across the NGO, academia, government and military sectors. Encompassing the mission of World Bridge Foundation, Kirsten has immersed herself in different cultures through personal and professional experiences to play a role in connecting people across cultures and creating equitable opportunities for proper healthcare and resources.
Currently, Kirsten works in business development at Castlight Health, a digital health navigation company, whose mission it is to make it as easy as humanly possible for individuals to navigate the American healthcare system and live happier, healthier, more productive lives.