Kristine's writing specialties and expertise include blogging, web content writing, SEO writing, news writing, and proposal writing—skills she obtained as the founder of her own blog platform/startup and as a writer for a university newspaper.
As an English instructor at an international school, Kristine has a wealth of knowledge and expertise related to teaching methodologies, instructional design, curriculum development, psychology principles to motivate students and teachers, and more education-related topics.
In addition, because she is an avid reader and researcher, Kristine can write excellent content on sports, business, entertainment, hospitality, travel, food, fitness and lifestyle, and careers.
Kristine recently discovered her knack for chess and has since been actively participating in offline chess tournaments. On top of being a competitive chess player, she stays up to date on the latest chess news and events all around the world.
She also considers herself a health and wellness aficionado. From tennis and cross country to yoga and HIIT workouts, Kristine has run the gamut when it comes to maintaining good physical health. She knows, after all, that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind.
Lastly, having traveled across several countries in Europe, Asia, and North America, Kristine prides herself on being adaptable and culturally and socially open minded. These qualities reflect in her success as a teacher and writer, positions in which she has connected with people from all over the world and all walks of life.
Kristine obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Tulane University, where she served as a staff writer for the Tulane Hullabaloo, the university's student-run publication, and as a career peer mentor for the institution's 8,000 undergraduate students.
A seasoned educator, Kristine has extensive experience in classroom instruction, curriculum development, instructional design, teacher training, and student mentoring. She teaches both live and online classes and can adapt existing content to eLearning courses, both synchronous and asynchronous. Having visited and lived in many countries, Kristine is proudly committed to a value-oriented and culturally informed approach to education.
Kristine conducts resume-writing workshops, where she guides students in areas such as crafting objective and summary statements, highlighting professional achievements, listing education and employment history, etc. In addition, she provides interview advice and tips on other career-related matters.
She has also served as a career peer mentor at her university, connecting fellow students to internship and post-graduation career opportunities and sharing general career advice.
Kristine servers as the vice president of public relations at her local Toastmasters chapter. Toastmasters is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to building strong leaders and public speakers, and Kristine is honored to be able to play such a significant role in the promotion of the organization's mission.
Through her articles, Kristine has informed her readership on an assortment of political and social issues, including sexual assault legislation, the pope's involvement in American politics, and the state of AP education in New Orleans public schools.
Kristine runs a professional blog, which mostly caters to English as a Second Language instructors and covers an array of topics including education, psychology, culture, and technology. She has written several blog posts on the site, as well as established a team of industry professionals to write content of their own.
Kristine, whose professional Facebook page has more than 4,000 followers, has delivered several dozen webinars on topics pertaining to education. She, along with her colleagues, reach about 1,000 weekly viewers from around the world—and counting.
Kristine's weekly live webinars are replayed on a radio program, which is aired on a university campus. The radio show also airs advertisements for her blog, a popular resource for ESL teachers.
To ensure the high quality of her weekly Facebook webinars, Kristine edits the videos before uploading them to the page. She also has experience writing scripts for radio advertisements, since her blog is regularly featured on a university radio station.
As the vice president of public relations at her local Toastmasters chapter, Kristine shares regular Facebook content for the site's hundreds of followers. This content includes event promotions and recaps and updates highlighting the chapter's achievements. She also runs the Facebook page of her blog site's 4,000 Facebook followers, where she promotes webinars, shares blog posts, and disseminates education-related news from related sources.
As a regular webinar and classroom guest speaker, Kristine is well versed in presentation delivery. She can create simple yet eye-catching PowerPoint presentations, visually appealing handouts, and props to make presentations more engaging and interactive.
Kristine runs resume workshops for university students, showing students how to write effective objective and summary statements, showcase professional achievements, list technical/software skills, outline education and employment history, and more.
As an educator who has taught English as a Second Language to Fortune 500 CEOs and government officials, Kristine has drafted and edited speeches and provided speech coaching services. Due to the high-profile nature of her students' work, many of her students' speeches have been featured on national television.
Kristine also regularly gives talks/speeches as a teacher, university guest speaker, webinar presenter, and Toastmasters officer.
Kristine has crafted bios/profiles on her own blog website, where approximately a dozen writers from around the world have contributed original content. She is an expert when it comes to highlighting a person's or company's personality, highlighting their various achievements, and maximizing their visits/viewership.
Kristine created the landing page for her blog site, which more than 4,000 current and aspiring educators follow through social media platforms. The landing page features the site's most recent blog posts, in addition to the its mission, vision, and core values.
Kristine, along with her colleagues, runs a web page dedicated to propelling fellow English educators forward in their lives and in their careers. She is well versed when it comes to making web pages mobile friendly, optimizing sites for SEO, and delivering engaging, relevant, and well-researched content for an educated readership.
Kristine is no stranger to making websites mobile friendly. By making information easy for people to locate, prioritizing website speed, using reasonably large font sizes, keeping web designs simple, and regularly testing sites on different devices (e.g., mobile phones, laptops, tablets), she has ensured mobile users, as well as users of other devices, can easily access the websites.