Kristina graduated from the University of Washington with a Communications and Gender Studies Degree and a Minor in Diversity. She has completed her Early Childhood Education Short Certificate and hopes to apply for a Masters in Education in the near future.
Kristina is also a division 1 track and field athlete and a High School Pole Vault coach. Her coaching philosophies focus on equity, inclusion and personal development in the sport. She mentors youth athletes by addressing all parts of their identities beyond their physical performance. Her most memorable accomplishments as a coach are seeing young athletes' confidence and self-worth drastically improve overtime. She believes movement and being outdoors gives children the optimal space to expand their learning and grow a lifelong connection with the natural world.
In her spare time she loves cruising on her skateboard, hitting the mountain and learning new extreme sports. She is a food lover who ferments and pickles her own veggies. She also has her own jewelry making business where she expresses her creative side. She is looking forward to making a big career change and having the opportunity to mentor and educate children in an all outdoor setting.