Kristen Michelle Laarhoven Moreaux


Director of Programs
Georgia Department of Economic Development, Workforce Division

2011
Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Political Science

The Workforce Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development is mainly funded through the federal Workforce Investment Act grant. Through the Workforce Investment Act, unemployed and underemployed adults, youths, and dislocated workers can jump start their future by obtaining career training and skills upgrades. The Director of Programs overseas the statewide programs that flow through that grant, as well as monitors all of the local sub-recipients of those federal funds. The Director of Programs also develops new programs that work to meet the workforce needs of Georgia businesses and/or serves specific populations such as at-risk youth, veterans, and ex-offenders.

Education

AB, The University of Georgia 2011 Political Science

Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

Tennis, Travel, and Trying New Restaurants

Most Memorable SPIA Class Moment?

My favorite SPIA moment was participating in the South Africa study abroad.

My Top Three Career Tips
  1. Complete as many internships as possible.
  2. Take classes that require you to write.
  3. Become proficient in all modern social media and computer programs such as word and excel.
Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards

Atlanta Young Republicans, Women’s Outreach Director Junior League of Atlanta