Kristen graduated from Boston College in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science and earned her J.D. from Pennsylvania State University, the Dickinson School of Law in 2013. While in law school, Kristen was a Senior Editor on Penn State Law Review, the President of the Public Interest Law Fund, and the President of the law school’s chapter of Phi Delta Phi, the International Legal Honor Society. Kristen was also a Cherie M. Millage Public Interest Law Fund Summer Fellow, a Miller Public Interest Advocate, and the National Association of Women Lawyers Recognition Award Recipient. Upon graduating from law school, Kristen received a post graduate fellowship and worked at MidPenn Legal Services in State College, Pennsylvania. Kristen currently lives in Fargo with her husband, Drew, and their rescue dog, Ace. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends at the lakes.