Dr Kristin Alford is a futurist and the Director of MOD. at the University of South Australia. MOD. launched in May 2018 as Australia's leading future-focused museum designed to inspire young adults at the intersection of science, art and innovation. Current futures interests include work and learning, climate action and sustainable societies. Prior to this role, Kristin was the founder of foresight agency Bridge8, facilitating foresight and communications projects around emerging technologies, water sustainability and climate. Previously she worked as a metallurgist, in human resources, in industry engagement in the agriculture sector and on nanotechnology communications. She holds a PhD in process engineering and a Masters of Management in Strategic Foresight.