Kristin Bigda, P.E., is a Principal Fire Protection Engineer in the Building Fire Protection and Life Safety Department at NFPA. She serves as Staff Liaison to the Fire Code Technical Committee, Fire Doors and Windows Technical Committee as well as several Safety to Life and Building Code Technical Committees responsible for the development of NFPA 101 and NFPA 5000. Kristin is the editor of the NFPA 1 Handbook and NFPA 80 Handbook. Prior to joining the NFPA staff in 2007, Kristin attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute where she received degrees of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering. Kristin is also a registered Professional Engineer in the discipline of Fire Protection in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.