Juris Doctor Candidate, 2024
Kristi was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Her call to public service began at the United States Air Force Academy, where she earned a BSc in political science, concentrating on international affairs. At the Air Force Academy, Kristi led student organizations dedicated to strengthening civil-military relationships. Upon graduation in 2015, she commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. She also led teams of intelligence analysts, advising leaders in the Department of Defense and across the private sector. Kristi continues her military service in the Air Force Reserve at Fort Meade, Maryland.