Director of Data and Research
She / Her / Hers
Kirkley is a metrics-minded, excel-enthusiast who hails from the Midwest. She is committed to using data as a tool for inclusivity and dismantling hegemonic and othering tactics so often used in data collection. Kirkley has been a long-time advocate for equality in health, well-being, and thriving. Her journey has included supporting logistics for free youth running programs at New York Road Runners; researching the impact of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone on funding for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health; clinic escorting for LA for Choice; and now supporting survivors of gender-based violence in her current role.
Since joining FreeFrom in November 2019, Kirkley has worked collaboratively to measure and evaluate the impact of FreeFrom’s various initiatives and programs. She also leads our efforts to collect, analyze, and disseminate research that centers survivors and powers our work to create pathways to financial security and long-term safety for all survivors.
Kirkley holds an MS in reproductive and sexual health research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BA in psychology from Kenyon College. In her spare time, you can find her chasing around her rescue puppy Cisco, cooking, knitting very slowly, and racing triathlons.