Kristen earned her Master's Degree in Teaching with an emphasis in Elementary Education at Chapman University in Orange, California. Her Master's Degree thesis project showed demonstration of mastery to the highest degree and won her special recognition and a faculty award. Prior to that, she graduated with her B.A. in Neuroscience from the University of Southern California where she wrote articles and excerpts related to the medical field. Kristen was also a state titleholder for the Miss America Organization and as such, was a spokesperson for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. She has written numerous articles, newsletters, blog posts and information articles for a variety of organizations, mainly in the non-profit sector. Her diversity of experience and extensive writing background provide a well-rounded perspective to any writing project!