Kristy Gardner is a PhD candidate in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where she works with Mor Harchol-Balter. Her research interests are in queueing theory and performance modeling of computer systems. Her current work focuses on analyzing performance in systems with redundant requests, in which jobs create multiple copies of themselves but require only one copy to complete service. Kristy received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2012 and a Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship in 2016. She is also the recipient of the 2016 Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science Alan J. Perlis Graduate Student Teaching Award. She obtained her B.A. in Computer Science from Amherst College in 2012 and her M.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon in 2015.