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Kristina Saffran
Education
Harvard University
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Bio

Kristina Saffran is the cofounder and current development director of Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live: a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises money for people with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment and inspires people to believe that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible.  To date, Project HEAL has sent 42 applicants to treatment, and there are currently over 40 chapters of Project HEAL across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia.  Additionally, Project HEAL has developed partnerships with sixteen recognized eating disorder treatment centers across the country who offer treatment grants to our applicants. Finally, Project HEAL has become the premier voice of eating disorder recovery, with an expansive social media reach of over 13k followers on Facebook, 120k on Google Plus, 7k on Instagram and 4k on Twitter. Recently, Kristina and Liana Rosenman were cited by Forbes as one of 2017's "30 Under 30 - Social Entrepreneurs," for their work on Project HEAL. 

Kristina also serves as a part time clinical research coordinator at Stanford Medical Center, working on an investigation of refeeding sydrome in anorexia nervosa.  Kristina graduated from Harvard College with a bachelors degree in psychology in May of 2014.  She hopes to pursue her PhD in clinical psychology and go on to treat people with eating disorders.