Kristen has always been passionate about providing support people need to perform at their best. Her passion was initially sparked when she became captain of her national championship-winning Penn State Rugby team and continues to this day in different contexts, including raising her two toddler sons and working as a physical therapist.
As a physical therapist working with neurological injuries for more than ten years, Kristen recognizes the importance of establishing relationships built on trust and enthusiasm about working toward common goals, especially during challenging times. She believes the more you understand yourself and your team – strengths, challenges, and opportunities for growth – the greater the odds you will achieve your objectives on your journey together.
Kristen is an advocate for inclusion, diversity, and accessibility and believes it is important to use one’s privileges to amplify the voices of others.
Kristen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Penn State University where she also minored in Psychology as well as a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Drexel University. She has volunteered for the Penn State Rugby Booster Club for more than ten years as she recognizes the impact that sports, especially rugby, has had on her personal and professional development and world view. Kristen resides in Philadelphia with her husband, sons, and high-maintenance bulldog.