Kristen is originally from Pennsylvania, but has lived in Arizona since 2011. She attended Penn State University where she studied Psychology with a concentration in neuroscience, and graduated with honors in 2003. She then moved to Boston to pursue a Master’s of Science degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University where she graduated at the top of her class in 2005. Kristen has a background in counseling and the clinical management of various psychiatric disorders. She also has several years of clinical research experience in both phase II-IV pharmaceutical trials and stroke rehabilitation. She earned a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University in 2014. She began her PA career by working in Primary Care for three and a half years, and joined AARA in 2017. Kristen enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and all outdoor activities.