Kristen was born and raised in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Law with a minor in Philosophy in 2014. Kristen earned her Juris Doctor at North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2017. While in law school, she was a member of the Moot Court Board and a student advocate for the Juvenile and Trademark law clinics. After passing the bar, Kristen worked as an Associate Attorney and has experience practicing law in areas including utilities and energy, criminal, and workers’ compensation.
In her spare time, Kristen enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.