Kristina graduated cum laude from Holy Names University in 2012, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development. Upon graduation, Kristina taught early childhood education. In 2015, Kristina earned a Master of Education degree in Special Education, an endorsement in Structured English Immersion and teaching certification in both Elementary Education and Cross-Categorical Special Education from Arizona State University. She graduated with memberships in Kappa Delta Pi, the National Education Association and the Nation Association of Science Teachers. After graduation, Kristina taught in a fourth-grade general education classroom where she taught using Singapore Math. Now, she runs the special education department as the Special Education Coordinator at a 7th-12th-grade college prep arts school in Phoenix. She offers support for elementary and middle school students in the following areas: general homework and organization support, basic math, reading, and writing. She also offers support for high school English and organizational skills.