Kristen Fiani is a writer, first-generation American, and cat mom.
Kristen’s desire for a creative profession, balanced with her independent spirit and love of people and diversity, led her to pursue a career in public relations and communications.
She was proud to serve as an Officer in the Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the US Department of State from 2011-2013, during which she was a ghostwriter for executives and supported cultural and economic development programs.
En route to Pakistan, Kristen would connect in Dubai. The peaceful mix of cultures and commerce in UAE enthralled her, as did the chance to better explore her Middle Eastern heritage. Kristen was privileged to live and work in Abu Dhabi from 2013-2016, during which she traveled around Asia and Europe extensively and played a small role in developing the emerging Emirati healthcare sector.
Upon returning to her native US, Kristen launched Quiet Confidence Consulting, a boutique agency supporting non-profits and mission-oriented corporations through writing and communications.
Kristen is also actively writing her first manuscript - a memoir about her family’s Egyptian roots and assimilation to the United States.
When she’s not writing, Kristen enjoys barre class, baking with non-allergen ingredients, practicing the piano, co-hosting her neighborhood book club, and planning her next trip.
Kristen graduated from NYU Stern in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in International Business, and from Georgetown University in 2013 with a Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations/Corporate Communications.