Kristin Kent Spanos

Senior Program Manager, Research and Evaluation
George W. Bush Institute

Kristin Kent Spanos serves as Senior Program Manager on the Research and Evaluation team at the Bush Institute.

Prior to joining the Research and Evaluation team, she worked on the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth team and the finance team at the Bush Center. Previously, Ms. Kent Spanos consulted with nonprofits and funders to develop and evaluate business plans and social impact strategies.

Ms. Kent Spanos has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MBA from the Cox School of Business at SMU.

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Read the article A Honduran Reset.
Nov 16, 2021

A Honduran Reset

By: Kristin Kent Spanos
On Nov. 28 Hondurans will cast their ballot in the upcoming general election, shaping many policy issues, including the country's economic policy framework.
Read the article Don’t Forget About Border Infrastructure.
Aug 24, 2021

Don’t Forget About Border Infrastructure

By: Kristin Kent Spanos
Investing in land ports of entry is an important and necessary step to maintain the global competitiveness of North America. However, we need more effective planning and financing for land ports of entry and to operate them more effectively to sustain and grow our competitiveness over the long term.
Read the article Central America: What Do the Demographics Tell Us About the Migrant Surge?.
Apr 26, 2021

Central America: What Do the Demographics Tell Us About the Migrant Surge?

By: Kristin Kent Spanos
A myriad of factors including crime, institutional weakness, and even COVID-19 are pushing Central Americans to migrate to the U.S. However, there is a sense in which demography truly is destiny, and many of these other conditions have their roots in the region’s demographics.