Kristen Fox

Managing Director, Tyton Partners


Kristen Fox, managing director at Tyton Partners, has spent 20 years working at the intersection of education, digital learning, and workforce development. She is a frequent author and presenter on innovation, equity, and digital learning.

Her recent engagements have included bringing university and employers together to design workforce development pathways that meet regional needs, leading university-wide strategy and revenue sustainability engagements, developing product and go-to-market strategies for a broad range of edtech firms and their investors, organizational redesign for a growing non-profit operating organization, developing a framework for edtech firms to design equity centered products, and publishing nationally regarded research on the impact of the pandemic on teaching, learning, and equity in higher education.

Kristen previously worked as a Special Advisor at Northeastern University, where she led internal innovation initiatives focused on creating new pathways to recruit underserved students, building new models for experiential learning, developing alternative credentials, and scaling career services. Prior to that, Kristen was a Managing Vice President at Eduventures, where she worked with hundreds of institutions to develop strategy, track market trends and innovations, and build high-performing teams. Early in her career, Kristen taught undergraduate global history and writing courses at the University of California, San Diego.

Kristen holds a BA in International Relations and Chinese from Colgate University and a MA in International Affairs and Economic Development from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. She has served on the board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is the parent of three school-aged children.