If someone was asked to describe Kristen Russo, the word “generous” would undoubtedly be the most recurring. She takes on various community-based projects, often leading them herself. Recently, she coordinated a tag sale to raise over $4,000 to aid Ukrainian families. She fundraises with numerous organizations like UNICEF and Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, collects and donates necessities to a women’s shelter, and so much more. Kristen does all this while working and raising two children as a busy and selfless spirit.