Kristen is a native of San Francisco, CA. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. in International Business. Upon graduation, Kristen moved to Phoenix, AZ and joined Teach for America. As a corps member, she taught first grade and earned her Masters in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. Kristen returned to the Bay Area to teach at KIPP Heartwood Academy, where she spent four years teaching fifth grade math. Kristen to excited to continue teaching with the KIPP team and family at Adelante.