Kristina Scott is the executive director of Alabama Possible, a statewide nonprofit organization that removes barriers to prosperity through advocacy, education, and collaboration.
A seasoned coalition builder and attorney, Kristina brings a unique mix of communications and analytical skills to the job. Alabama Possible leads the Cash for College campaign to build a college-going culture by increasing Free Application for Federal Student Aid completion. During the 2017-18 school year, Alabama had the nation’s fourth-largest increase in FAFSA completions, and Alabama families accessed more than $70 million grant aid to pay for education after high school.
Before joining AP in August 2008, Kristina served as the Managing Attorney for External Affairs at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. In addition to her work in the legal field, Kristina designed communications and voter contact strategies for candidates and ballot initiative campaigns across the country. During the 2000 election cycle, Kristina ran statewide communications operations as the Communications Director for the California Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign. She was also a senior strategist for The Strategy Group and served as a top staffer on Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo’s campaign. In 2001, Delgadillo became the first Latino elected to citywide office in Los Angeles in 125 years in an upset, come-from-behind victory made possible by a unique coalition of Latino, African American, and conservative voters.
Kristina earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Florida, where she was a member of Florida Blue Key, and her juris doctor with distinction from Emory University. She is a member of the California, Georgia and New York Bars. She graduated from Leadership Alabama and Momentum, serves as the chair of the Alabama Trails Foundation, and in 2016 al.com recognized her as one of the Women Who Shape the State.