Kristie is from a small town in upstate New York named Amsterdam, which is often confused with the one in the Netherlands. During high school, she acted as the Peer Tutor Coordinator for her high school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. After graduating high school as the Valedictorian, she spent her first year and a half of undergrad at the University of Rochester studying biomedical engineering and transferred to Union College in Schenectady, NY to study biology. After exploring science and liberal arts for two years, Kristie graduated from Union with a 3.95 GPA, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and earned the Samuel Feuer Prize, which is awarded to the Union College senior interested in dentistry with the best overall academic performance. She is now studying dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
During her partial gap year before attending Harvard School of Dental Medicine, she worked as a tutor and advocate for middle school students in a student-success program. Kristie also has experience tutoring inter-city youth while at the University of Rochester as a member of their Learning and Exploring at Play program. From interacting with a diverse range of students with various learning styles in school, at the youth clubhouse, and privately tutoring students in their homes and online, Kristie knows how to engage her tutees, address difficult topics, and help them reach their goals. Kristie loves working with students of all ages in topics ranging from high school mathematics to college biology. She also has experience coaching students through the process of preparing for the DAT. She looks forward to working with new students, especially those interested in attending dental school!
In her free time during her first year of dental school at Harvard Medical School, Kristie enjoys playing tennis, working out, volunteering at and coordinating student-run dental clinics and spending time with her dog and cat.