Skip to content

Kristopher Dane

  • Masters in Policy Studies
  • Associate (at Thornton Tomasetti Inc)
  • University of Washington

    About

    Kristopher Dane is a UW Bothell Policy Studies alumnus from the class of 2012. During his graduate studies, Kris also earned a Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Risk Management from the UW Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity. Kris’ research interests are centered on what Professor Nils Gilman of UC Berkeley calls, “deviant globalization” which ranges from the familiar illicit industries such as the drug trade and human trafficking to the lesser known industries such as the trade in human organs, maritime piracy, counterfeit drugs, and, of particular concern for Kris, computer malware and the trade in personal information. During his tenure at Policy Studies, Kris’ researched human trafficking, private provision of prison services to states, defense against malware, and his capstone consisted of original research into the stock price impact of corporate data breaches. Kris is presently working as the Digital Modeling Strategist for the world-class structural engineering firm, Magnusson Klemencic Associates where he leads a department of 30 people and guides strategy for how modeling technology is used across the practice. Kris is looking for an opportunity to merge his public policy interests with his technological skills to make the world a better place.

    Professional experience

    Associate (at Thornton Tomasetti Inc)

    University of Washington

    February 2016 - Present

    Technical PM (at Magnusson Klemencic Associates Inc)

    University of Washington

    April 2007 - February 2016(9 years)

    Education

    Master of Arts in Policy Studies

    University of Washington

    September 2010 - June 2012(2 years)

    Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Risk Management

    University of Washington

    September 2010 - June 2012(2 years)

    BA in Political Science

    University of Washington

    September 2002 - June 2009(7 years)