Favorite Quote:

“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” – Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Kristen Kavakava

Contracts Administrator

Kristen joined the ABS team in 2012 as the young and spry Marketing and Communications Associate for a specialized sales team that focused on enterprise customers. As ABS evolved, so did Kristen, and now she is ABS’ Leads and Proposals Specialist – and ABS’ first resource specifically focused on delivering award-winning proposals and building public sector business.

In her role, Kristen provides dedicated lead management support, prepares and develops proposals, and manages governmental and private sector leads. She is a 2010 graduate of Longwood University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, concentrated in public relations and professional writing.

It’s a little known truth that Kristen is a history and literature buff. She is a self-proclaimed die hard Jane Austen and Downton Abbey fan, and stays busy by binge-watching period movies and Googling historical events. A love for history must always be accompanied by a love for travelling, right? Some favorite historical sites that Kristen has visited include the servant’s quarters in Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello; the Moton Museum, site of the Moton Student Strike, which produced three-fourths of the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education in (1954), St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Ireland; and the 1777 landing place of Captain Cooke, British Navigator, on the “friendly islands.”