Kristen graduated from UCLA with a degree in Geography/Environmental Studies and has since been working in the horticulture field. She is currently a restoration technician at Acterra Stewardship, a non-profit that restores and enhances local ecosystems through the help of volunteers.
Kristen's efforts are focused around two restoration sites, Permanente Creek in Mountain View, and The Bay Trail in East Palo Alto. Along with organizing community volunteers to remove noxious invasive species and replacing them with native vegetation, local students visit these sites to learn about the importance of cleaning up our watersheds and the components of a healthy ecosystem. "My goal is to create sustainable watersheds while educating those that live in them through hands on involvement," says Kristen. Kristen looks forward to continuing work in the field once the Climate Corps fellowship is over as she has finally found the balance of people, plants, and sustainability she has been looking for.