Kristina Rasmussen

Kristina Rasmussen is a Senior Fellow at the Opportunity Solutions Project.

Before joining OSP, she served as chief of staff to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. Prior to that, Rasmussen was the president and chief operating officer of the Illinois Policy Institute. In 2015, Kristina accepted the Overton Award from the State Policy Network, which recognized her excellence in leadership at the Illinois Policy Institute.

Kristina is frequently asked to comment on policy matters and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the Economist and the Associated Press. Her television appearances include Fox News, CNN, Fox Business, and C-SPAN, and she has been a guest on numerous radio shows.

Her opinion pieces have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, National Review Online, Investor’s Business Daily, The Hill, U.S. News & World Report, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Crain’s Chicago Business, among others.

Kristina completed her master’s degree in political management at George Washington University. She graduated summa cum laude from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Kristina and her husband are proud to be raising their three beautiful daughters in the Land of Lincoln. When she’s not improving public policy, she enjoys making heirloom quilts.