Kristen was a Chemistry major at Washington College. She played Varsity Field Hockey and was named All-South Region First Team and All-Centennial Conference First Team in 2013. She also worked as an Organic Chemistry Course Mentor and Peer Tutor.
Kristen was inducted into the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. After graduation, she will attend graduate school to receive a Ph.D. in Chemistry and become an Organic Chemistry Professor.