Kristen lives in Southern California and is a licensed marriage and family therapist, fitness instructor, and completing a doctorate degree in sport psychology. Her passion for helping others improve their mental and physical wellness inspires her career and volunteerism. Kristen is a President’s Volunteerism Gold Award recipient from former President Obama and spends many weekends participating in charity races, packing supplies to send to deployed military, and offering video counseling and tele-therapy to victims of trauma. In her downtime, Kristen enjoys hiking, reading, and pampering her beloved Bulldog. Kristen aspires to improve her community and beyond through her platform “Be Kind Humans,” a lifestyle blog helping others to lead with kindness to the self, others, and the environment.