Kristi studied Communication and Secondary Education during her undergraduate program at Augustana College, in IL. After working as a ski instructor for Vail Resorts and an English teacher and cross country coach in Louisville, CO, she earned her MA in Communication from CU-Boulder. Prior to accepting this position in the Career Development Office, Kristi worked for seven years as an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences where she helped students explore how their strengths, interests, values, and life experiences connect with majors, internships, and careers. She also helped to design and teach an academic/career exploration seminar for first-year students. Kristi is a certified StrengthsQuest facilitator who enjoys conducting workshops for CU students, staff, and faculty. In addition to advising, she has been an adjunct instructor for the Communication departments at CU-Boulder and Metro State University of Denver. When not helping students to achieve their goals, she enjoys cycling, skiing, traveling, and reading.