Kristen has always wanted to work with and help children learn and grow. This desire led her to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Liberal Studies from California State University, San Marcos. After college, Kristen knew she wanted to help children in an individualized manner, as all children have specific and varying needs. In preparing for graduate school, Kristen worked as a literacy specialist helping individuals in a one-on-one setting to improve their reading fluency, comprehension, critical thinking, and written expression. Kristen then went on to receive her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from California State University, Northridge. She learned how to seamlessly weave together her knowledge in literacy and her passion for speech and language to help children with their articulation, language, fluency, pragmatics, and/or social communication needs. She does this by building strong relationships with her students and families and trying to make their sessions productive and fun!! In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family as well as reading, exercising, and exploring San Diego.