Kristen spent every summer boating, water skiing, and playing on the shores of Lake Erie. She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, but has since lived in Western Massachusetts, South Africa, Uruguay, and now, Minneapolis! After graduating from Williams College with a degree in History and Africana Studies, Kristen worked as an environmental educator with New York City students in both the Berkshire Mountains and the Bronx. Although she misses the mountains dearly, Kristen is so excited to explore Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes and magnificent rivers with the amazing participants and staff at Wilderness Inquiry. This year she will be studying for a Master’s in Education at the University of Minnesota in order to pursue her dream of teaching high school social studies.