2019 Tillman Scholar
With a B.A. in Digital Technologies from The Academy of Art University and an M.A. in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University—where she earned recognition for advocacy work—she profoundly impacted young single mothers and collaborated closely with Child Protective Services. Her work also notably advanced policy changes for homeless youth mothers in Washington, D.C.
As a doctoral candidate, her research now centers on Syrian youth single mothers in Jordanian refugee camps, reflecting her lifelong commitment to serving and empowering single mothers worldwide. Kristi Riggs stands out as a dedicated advocate and scholar whose efforts illuminate the challenges faced by marginalized communities, driving meaningful change through her academic and professional pursuits.