Kristin first began to discover the magic of light as a high school student in San Diego. She moved to Boston to pursue her BFA in Theatre Design/Technology at Emerson College. After earning her degree, she stayed in the Boston area and had the pleasure of designing for many local companies including Centastage, Fiddlehead Theatre, Green Street Studios, Shakespeare Now!, Boston Experimental Theatre, Joanne Langione Dance Center, and Boston Gay Men's Chorus. She also enjoyed spending summers designing for the Hangar Theatre Lab Company in Ithaca, NY, the Theatre at Monmouth in Monmouth, ME, and teaching the next generation of theatre artists at the Turtle Lane Playhouse Summer Workshop in Newton, MA.
In the fall of 2010, Kristin returned to her hometown to earn her MFA at UC San Diego, where she continues to explore interesting and effective lighting for both theatre and dance. She is currently designing the world premiere of A Hammer, a Bell, and a Song to Sing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre, having designed the lighting for the original workshop run. In her final year at UCSD, she is designing Tarell Alvin McCaney's In the Red & Brown Water, a new dance work entitled The Fantasy Project, and Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus.