Kristen is a sophomore from State College, Pennsylvania, in the Schreyer Honors College studying Global & International Studies (B.A.), Latin American Studies (B.A.), Labor & Employment Relations (B.A.), and Spanish (B.A.), with a minor in Portuguese. She is a former PIRE Fellow with the Center for Language Science where her research focused on Lengua Palenquera language revitalization efforts through the analysis of negation patterns. Kristen also serves as a Resident Assistant, a Site Development Director for Penn State Alternative Breaks, a Domestic Violence Counselor at Centre Safe, and a Post-Enumeration Data Collector with the United States Census Bureau. Her interests include human rights, youth empowerment, foreign affairs, diplomacy, cultural competency, civic engagement, and social justice. Rock Ethics Institute faculty member Yael Warshel is supervising their work in the Children, Youth, and Media in International and Global Conflict Zones Lab.