Kristen joined the Admissions team in January 2015 as a member of the Operations Team, and transitioned to the Undergraduate Initiatives Team in July 2017. In her role, she supports admissions, academic advising and student programming efforts for the Chicago Booth Scholars Program, Dougan Scholars Certificate Program and Summer Business Scholars Program. Kristen grew up in western Massachusetts and, true to her upbringing, is a die-hard Red Sox fan. She received her BA in French with a minor in Spanish from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Her experience studying abroad in both Strasbourg, France (the self-proclaimed Capital of Christmas) and Salamanca, Spain was the highlight of her time in college.
Prior to moving to Chicago so that her husband could start his MBA studies at Chicago Booth, Kristen worked in MBA Admissions at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, and later as an Admissions Officer in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgetown. After spending eight years at Georgetown, she is a very passionate Hoya!
In her spare time, Kristen is a competitive runner, having completed two marathons (including the Chicago Marathon), three half-marathons, and several smaller races since college. She is an avid baker, and generally finds cooking to be a good de-stressor after a long day. She loves nothing better than either spending time with family and friends, catching a gorgeous sunrise during a morning run on the Lakeshore path, relaxing at the beach on the shores of Lake Michigan or curling up on the couch with a good book.
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