Kristen grew up in Sacramento, CA. She graduated from San Fransisco State University with a degree in Cinema. After living in San Fransisco for a decade, she moved to NYC. In 2013 she spent the summer working on a farm in Vermont which inspired her to look for urban agricultural opportunities when she returned to NY. She then worked as an apprentice at Brooklyn Grange. She is currently taking classes at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in their Horticulture Certificate program. She is excited to join the NYSW team where she can combine her love of education and urban farming!