Before working at Student Reporting Labs, Kristy was a DAAD Multimedia Research Fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany and worked as a freelance writer for a creative non-fiction food magazine. Her work has been published in The Daily Beast, Teen Vogue, and more. Kristy grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and founded the SRL Homegrown fellowship to strengthen the relationship between Labs in Maryland and D.C. and WETA and PBS NewsHour. Outside of SRL, Kristy produces and directs documentary films. Kristy holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and likes stories about irreverent people, food traditions and immigration.