Cristen comes from Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Having studied at the University of Missouri she obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Primary and Middle School Education and Minor in Psychology.

In 2010 while completing her Masters of Education at Trinity College Dublin, she also began working at ISD.

Over her career, in addition to teaching a variety of subjects and grades, she has worked extensively in curriculum development and teacher mentorship.

Cristen is truly inspired by the students at ISD and loves being surrounded by a community eager to learn. In her free time she enjoys traveling, exercising, interior design, photography and music.