In 2007, Kristen moved to Wyoming in order to work in NOLS Custom Education. Originally, from California she enjoys the mountains and Wyoming winters. Kristen transitioned to NOLS Expeditions in 2014 and into her role as Senior Admission Officer in 2015. She enjoys helping students and their families get ready for their NOLS experience as well as mentoring admission officers. At NOLS' World Headquarters, Kristen gets to speak to students from all over the world and from many different backgrounds. Connecting these students to the course that most excites them is a satisfying reward. Kristen graduated from UC San Diego with degrees in Women's Studies and Ecology, Behavior and Evolution. She has honed her customer service skills in a variety of roles and is happy to be applying those skills at NOLS! She enjoys birding, cycling, hiking and is a fiber artist and novice violinist.