Kirsten earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Virginia in 2011, where she specialized in Gender & Human Sex Studies and French Linguistics.
After graduating, Kirsten worked in the Human Resources department for Wolverine Advanced Materials, an automotive manufacturing company in Blacksburg, Virginia.
In October 2013 she became the Project Coordinator for the Healthy Beginnings Project in the Psychology Department of The College of William & Mary. The Healthy Beginnings Project worked specifically with incarcerated pregnant women and aimed to improve birth outcomes through nutrition and wellness counseling. In June 2014, Kirsten continued her role as Project Coordinator and also worked as the Psychology Program Assistant.
As of November, 2014, Kirsten is the Research Coordinator for The University of Virginia’s Behavioral Health and Technology team in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences.