Kristin was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. As a youth she enjoyed spending time outdoors in the rain, amongst the mountains and Puget Sound. During college Kristin worked at overnight camps, day camps, and science camps, engaging youth in the outdoors, leadership skills and academics. Kristin graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Geography. After college she lived in three states teaching Outdoor Environmental Education to elementary and middle schoolers. This brought her to Texas where she fell in love with the hill country and the beautiful city of Austin. Once in Austin, Kristin volunteered with Americorps at local nonprofit Lifeworks working with youth who had aged out of the foster care system. She now works at Lifeworks as a Prevention Specialist, spending her time in local schools doing Social Emotional Learning and Substance Abuse Prevention. In her spare time she loves to travel abroad, visit her family & friends in the northwest, cook, grow food in her garden and craft. Kristin is pumped to be mentoring with Explore Austin and getting work with youth outdoors!