Kristen is originally from the Virginia side of the D.C. metro area. She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry, with a focus in biochemistry, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she spent much of her time feeding cells while working in a biochemistry laboratory. After graduating, she moved onto the field of Epidemiology, earning her master’s degree in Epidemiology from Emory Rollins School of Public Health. It was there she nurtured her interest in studying cancer on a population level, which became the through line of her academic career. She is now working on her doctorate at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in the same area, with a focus on molecular and pathological cancer epidemiology.
Kristen has been a teaching assistant for several courses at Emory and at Harvard. She has particularly enjoyed teaching epidemiology, nutrition and chronic disease. She currently works as a statistical consultant for students completing practicum projects at Harvard, and has rich experience mentoring students in biochemistry lab-based work. Her tutoring strengths include public health related courses, biostatistics, (including coding in SAS and STATA), biology and bio-related courses, chemistry, and mathematics. With high marks on the GRE, experience in grant-writing, and several published first-authored academic articles, she can assist in test preparation and with scientific writing.
Outside of academic life she enjoys running around the Charles River, dragon-boating, hiking, and occasionally indoor rock climbing. She also bakes and plays riveting games of UNO to keep her going during the Boston winters.