Kristin is a PhD student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program at Harvard Medical School, specializing in computational and statistical genetics. She attended Harvard for her undergraduate education as well, where she initially majored in History and Literature and later switched her focus to biology. Although she loved reading and writing about post-WWII counterculture movements, she had fallen in love with the art of reading and analyzing the human genome to better understand human history, health, and disease. After graduating, she received several offers from PhD programs in biology, as well as a DAAD scholarship to pursue research in Germany and Harvard’s Herchel Smith fellowship for a Masters at Cambridge University. She ultimately decided to spend a year in Germany, followed by another year of genetics research in Paris, after receiving a fellowship from the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation.
Having successfully applied to many programs, fellowships, and research grants over the years, she frequently helps students navigate the college and graduate school admissions processes. In addition to her extensive experiences editing personal statements and resumes, she also spent several years tutoring and teaching younger students at Harvard. Her primary subjects are biology, statistics, and bioinformatics (particularly programming in R and other languages), but she has also tutored foreign students in middle and high school, as well as working professionals, in their English reading, writing, and speaking skills.
Outside of research, she loves indulging in her artistic side – in particular, playing cello and piano, dancing hip-hop, and reading poetry.