Kristen is a 17-year-old poet, recent graduate of Norfolk Academy, and former Muse Teen Fellow. During her time at Norfolk Academy, she was a Literacy Fellow, aiding in publications such as Just a Phase, an anthology of Hampton Roads teens' writing, and a zine on Critical Race Theory. She was also an editor of the school's literary magazine, Rings, Strings, and Other Things, as well as the president of the school's LGBTQ+ club, PRISM. She loves reading, writing, and all things language. She will be attending Princeton University in the fall, concentrating in Classics or Comparative Literature and pursuing certificates in Creative Writing and Gender & Sexuality Studies.