Kristen received a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering in 2002 and a Master's in Electrical Engineering in 2004 from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she focused on analog and high-frequency circuit design. In 2004 she joined the Biological Engineering department at MIT working on microfluidic device applications for disease detection. After finishing a Master's in Biological Engineering in 2006, Kristen continued on at MIT with a focus on developing computational tools and algorithms for high throughput proteomics. She completed her Ph.D. in June 2010. Kristen currently works at MIT as a postdoctoral associate where she is working on experimental validation of predictions generated through the use of the tools she developed during her Ph.D. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time outside in various physical capacities: cycling, hiking, running, skiing and more.
Ph.D. , BioengineeringClass of 2010