Kristen studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth and is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Following graduation, Kristen plans to continue her education in a graduate program to obtain her PsyD. in Clinical Psychology. Kristen works as a Cognitive Skills Clinician at Duluth Core Learning where she works one-on-one with clients and uses research-based teaching strategies specific to each client to achieve academic success in and outside of the classroom. In the past, Kristen spent time working at a Child Care Center in her hometown where she promoted children’s emotional and social well-being and gained experience working with children of all ages. Kristen’s interests include traveling, reading, and playing sports. She also enjoys volunteering at events through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to raise awareness and to end the stigma associated with mental health struggles.