Kristen is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Seattle in 2015. She went to Penn State University and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Information Sciences and Technology. She works at The Boeing Company and is a participant in their IT rotational program. In her free time, she like to take classes in the STEM space and explore Seattle with her friends and family. She decided to become a Thriving Elements Mentor because she wishes a mentorship program existed when she was in high school. She thinks mentoring the next generation of women in STEM is incredibly important as the gender gap is vast and more women are needed in this eld. She is excited to show the Thriving Elements Mentees the many di erent career opportunities that can be available to them in the future.