Kristen is currently a visiting Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia. Beginning in Fall 2020, she will be an Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at North Carolina State University. Kristen has written successful applications for graduate studies and has earned numerous fellowships. As a trained English teacher and History Professor, she has also helped countless numbers of students write successful applications for graduate programs in the United States.
Kristen graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in English education and a Bachelor of Arts in British and American literature. At Boston University, Kristen earned a partial merit-based scholarship and applied and was accepted into the dual degree program.
Following graduation, Kristen worked as an English teacher in Boston, MA before taking a job at Keio Boys High School and Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. At Keio, she taught English communication courses at the secondary level and Intermediate and Advanced reading and writing skills in the foreign language department at the university level. It was at this time that she began to assist students with applications for American professional schools and post-graduate programs.
Taking her skills on the road, Kristen moved to Egypt, writing textbooks for English language learners for Egyptian public schools. While in Cairo, she entered the master’s program in Middle East Studies at The American University in Cairo (AUC), where her fellowship application earned her one of the coveted University Fellowships covering half of her tuition for two years. During her time at AUC, she also earned a Writing Center fellowship for her excellence in teaching writing in English at the university level.
Returning to the United States after ten years abroad, Kristen taught English back in Connecticut for one year before she joined a small cohort of students in the history graduate program at Stanford University. While at Stanford, she earned full funding for five years. During that time, she also applied for and received competitive university, American, and global fellowships: the Mellon Fellowship, Geballe Dissertation Prize, Council for Overseas Research Centers Fellowship, the Social Science Research Council Fellowship, and the Harvard Economy Project Fellowship.
Professor Kristen is enthusiastic to share the knowledge she has acquired from her many years of personal victories and guiding her own students. Her students have written successful applications to top schools in the country, like Georgetown Law and Harvard Kennedy School. She is eager to help you.