At Mount Holyoke College, Kristin majored in politics and economics with an interest in economic development and global affairs before heading to graduate school in politics. Since that time Kristin has taught politics at Michigan State University and worked at The Putney School teaching history, economics, and a variety of interdisciplinary courses. She also coaches rowing and nordic skiing, leads hiking trips, and works in residential life. Kristin continues to train as a rower and also enjoys time skiing, biking, and hiking in the mountains. She has a strong commitment to education, teaching students to understand the world around them through a wide variety of courses, and activities.