Born in Hawaii and raised on Guam, Kris Paul joined Under the Acacia after her first visit to Kenya in 2008. She spent six days trekking through the remote Ndoto Mountains, delivered school supplies to students, was stung by a hornet and drank warm goat's blood after a warrior's ceremony. Naturally, after all of that, she fell head over heels in love with the people that Under the Acacia works so fervently to support. Kris works for SecondMarket, a financial services firm in New York, where she also sits on the Board of the company's philanthropic arm, SecondMarket Impact. She is a graduate of Fordham University.