Kristina became passionate about serving economically underprivileged children when she joined Teach For America in South Louisiana in 2009. It was during her time teaching there that she learned about Shanti Bhavan from a colleague. After 9 years in education, Kristina volunteered as a teacher with Shanti Bhavan. As of November 2019, she transitioned into her current role of managing alumni relations and providing direct support for Shanti Bhavan graduates living in both India and also internationally.
In addition to her work with Shanti Bhavan, Kristina continues to advocate for struggling students and adults alike through her job as an instructional specialist at Tidewater Collegiate Academy and her volunteer work with Comfort Zone Bereavement Camp and Hospice. In her free time, Kristina enjoys traveling, visiting family, reading, and listening to podcasts on a variety of topics.