A New Jersey native, Kristina has lived in Centre County for almost 20 years. She first came to Happy Valley to attend Penn State, where she received her undergraduate degree in Classic and Contemporary Rhetorical Theory in 2005, and her master’s from Penn State’s College of Education in 2009. A former secondary English educator and varsity soccer coach, she joined the Barash team in 2018 as advertising coordinator for Town&Gown and is now editor of special publications for Barash Media. You might recognize her as your favorite Duffy’s patio server or your Tuesday night Red Horse barkeep. Life is simple, really: Take care of your tribe, place yourself in a position to give, and live with intention.