Kristine (she/her) is a second-generation Pilipina American from Connecticut and has been serving students in the field of higher education for the past ten years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Vermont. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Higher Education program at the University of Massachusetts Boston and her dissertation research is focused on colonialism, colonial mentality, and Pinay American undergraduate students.