Kristen earned her BS in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University in 2021. Since then, she has taught 3rd grade in Wake County, and was the Assistant Director of a STEM Camp for elementary age kids. Kristen grew up in Cary and enjoys spending time with family that lives in the area. In her free time, she likes to visit local coffee shops and art galleries with friends. In addition, she also enjoys hiking and traveling.