Kristen grew up on the shores of sunny Florida. She received her B.S. in Science Education from Florida State University after completing her student teaching at Maritime and Science Technology Academy (MAST). During the summers of 2007 and 2008, she served as a Science Instructor, lifeguard, and SCUBA rescue diver at Seacamp in the Florida Keys. Most recently, Kristen worked at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA where she spent her weekends volunteering as a Naturalist with Ocean Alliance/Cape Ann Whale Watch. She has also volunteered with Boston’s New England Aquarium as a Science Instructor for Harbor Discoveries marine and environmental science camp. At The Island School, Kristen is teaching Science and is very excited about incorporating SCUBA into the Science curriculum. Outside of teaching, Kristen also enjoys diving, surfing, dancing, and boating with her water pup Reef.