Kristen joins Study Smart Tutors as a former instructor. She is excited to bring her enthusiasm and passion from the classroom into her work as the Curriculum Associate. Kristen attended college in her hometown at California State University, Sacramento. After being the first in her family to earn a Bachelor’s degree, Kristen utilized her degree in English to successfully lead a literacy pull-out program on an elementary school campus. Following her passions Kristen then worked in several roles within the education field including the Assistant Academic Director of Education for a tutoring company and a virtual EFL teacher for international students in China, Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia. In these roles she created curriculum for international students seeking to improve their English language and social emotional-skills. Kristen believes that all students can develop a passion for education and self-advocacy and hopes to continue to encourage students of all backgrounds through her work with Study Smart Tutors. During her free time Kristen enjoys reading, cooking, dancing, and going on adventures with her family.