Kristen has loved film, television, and all forms of entertainment from a young age. At eight years old, she saved her money to buy a portable DVD player and took it everywhere. Originally from New York, Kristen moved cross county to attend Chapman University in Orange, California. While working towards a B.A. in Communication Studies, Kristen interned at Universal Pictures and studied abroad at the University of Roehampton in London. Kristen worked as a Production Assistant for a 20th Century Fox feature film and furthered her education at UCLA Extension, receiving a certificate in Film & Television Development.