Kris Holloway is author of the critically acclaimed Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali, which has been called “a respectful, unsentimental portrait (and) a poignant and powerful book.” (Kirkus, Starred Review). She is also co-author of Shores Beyond Shores: from Holocaust to Hope.
She has delivered hundreds of presentations, and Monique and the Mango Rains remains a favorite “common read” and is used in 150+ college and university courses.
Kris served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa, where she met her husband and Shores Beyond Shores co-author John Bidwell. She holds a MPH from the University of Michigan where she focused her research on maternal and child health. She used her unique background in writing, public health, and development to further the mission of numerous non-profits and educational institutions including Planned Parenthood, the National Priorities Project, the University of Michigan, and the Greenbelt Movement International.
Kris is President of CISabroad, a leading education abroad organization responsible that has sent thousands of students to study and intern abroad worldwide.
She is the proud mom of two sons who have studied and volunteered abroad in Norway, Portugal, Nepal, Mexico, Ecuador, Spain, Thailand, and Costa Rica. She is a confirmed Francophile, a devoted (if slow) runner, and loves camping, board games, and chocolate, preferable together. She lives in Northampton, MA with John and their giant black poodle.