Kristin Nicholson, J.D.


Kristin Nicholson became the Director of the Government Affairs Institute in February 2017. Prior to joining GAI, she spent two decades on Capitol Hill, where she served for sixteen years as Chief of Staff to Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Committees on Armed Services and Homeland Security. She spent her first four years on the Hill serving in senior staff positions for Rep. Glenn Poshard (D-IL) and Rep. David Phelps (D-IL). Kristin was selected as a Stennis Congressional Staff Fellow in the 109th Congress. She spoke frequently for GAI’s courses on Capitol Hill before joining the organization.


Education: J.D., University of Colorado School of Law; B.S., Northwestern University


  • Communicating with Congress
  • Legislative Politics
  • Congressional Personnel and Committee Staff

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