Kjiesta is the North Eastern ND Field Consultant and Education Support Professional (ESP) Coordinator at North Dakota United. She has been with NDU since May of 2019. Kjiesta assists NDU members and locals in her assigned region with member rights, organizing local education associations and negotiating member contracts. As the ESP Coordinator, she works with K-12 and higher education support personnel to recruit new members, provide opportunities to network and organize collective action on behalf of ESPs across the state. Kjiesta is a former fifth-grade teacher and the former president of the West Fargo Education Association. She is from West Fargo and graduated from the University of North Dakota.