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Kirsten Lombard

Resounding Books PAC
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Madison, WI
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Kirsten Lombard has served as a volunteer grassroots organizer for the past six years and was recently elected member-at-large to the newly re-established Wisconsin charter of the Republican Liberty Caucus. In her capacity as organizer, she has focused her efforts primarily on state policy matters that bear on individual, civil, and constitutional liberties, with the past three years devoted almost exclusively to exposing and pushing back against false education reforms such as the Common Core State Standards.

In early 2013, Kirsten established Resounding Books, a publishing company dedicated to establishing productive dialogue and common ground on issues that bridge political and ideological divides. The company also aims, ultimately, to put a percentage of its revenues back into state and local activism projects related to the topics on which it publishes. Plans are already underway to facilitate first steps in that direction.

In November 2014, Resounding Books published its first book, Common Ground on Common Core: Voices from across the Political Spectrum Expose the Reality of the Common Core State Standards, for which Kirsten served as editor. Entirely unique in a growing market of books on the subject, the volume is a cross-ideological collection of essays by 20 top education experts and activists. Thoughtfully edited to be shareable with anyone, regardless of political affiliation, the essays are well-researched, eye-opening, compelling, and often provocative; yet, they remain fundamentally non-partisan in approach. The volume has garnered enthusiastic praise from reviewers, politicians, researchers, and activists alike and includes a thoughtful foreword by former Congressman Ron Paul.

Kirsten is currently in the process of editing a single-author work on a related education topic, with publication tentatively scheduled for release in early 2016. She has also begun planning a second volume of essays on a subject related only peripherally to the topic of education--one that is nevertheless highly relevant to the advancement of a free society.

Kirsten holds a Ph.D. in historic environmental design (Univ. of Wisconsin, 2009) and a B.A. in psychology (Univ. of Minnesota,1988).