Assistant director of international student and scholar services
International student coordinator
F-1/J-1 international students
Kristen earned a master's degree in intercultural relations from Lesley University in Boston. She is originally from Michigan, where she completed her bachelor's degree in international relations at Grand Valley State University and studied abroad in Poland and Mexico. Kristen has participated in the Chancellor's Emerging Leaders Program and NAFSA Management Development Program, and she recently wrote a guest blogexternal link on how the center's international student and scholar services team implemented the NAFSA competency model. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys woodworking and hiking, and also teaches a women's self-defense course.