Kristin is currently a Clinical Study Coordinator at Children's Hospital in Boston. She is a former Lab Manager of the EHPL and is a graduate of Boston College's Lynch School of Education, where she received her master's in Mental Health Counseling Psychology. While a student at Boston College, Kristin served as an inpatient and outpatient counselor for clients struggling with drug and alcohol dependence. Prior to beginning her career in counseling, Kristin studied Child Development at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. In addition to her studies, she worked as an undergraduate research assistant for the Vanderbilt Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD). This study focused on the development of siblings of children with autism.