Bio

Kristen Houser is a leading expert on sexual violence. With decades of experience in the field, Houser is a go-to source for context and expert opinion to national, regional, and international media on sexual assault issues and cases. Houser is currently a lead spokesperson for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and Raliance, a national partnership working to end sexual violence in one generation. She provides expert opinion, context and facts about sexual assault to media covering high-profile cases, including those of Bill Cosby and Jerry Sandusky. Houser is regularly cited as an authority by major daily newspapers and industry publications — including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Huffington Post, Forbes, and others — and has appeared as a guest on numerous broadcast networks to offer expert perspective. She graduated from Penn State in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies, and earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2005.

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