Kristen Wenz is a founding member of the UN Legal Identity Expert Group, and is the global civil registration technical lead at UNICEF. Kristen brings extensive experience from across several technical sectors across North America, Africa and Asia. Previously with the World Bank, she supported the development of the e-learning course on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS). In New York, she supported UNICEF’s engagement with several of the UN Secretary-General’s initiatives under the Every Woman Every Child movement. In East Asia and the Pacific she was the regional technical focal point for birth registration and represented UNICEF as a member of the Regional Steering Committee and supported the development of the Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan for CRVS. Kristen holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University, a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Vermont.