Kristen graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism at Illinois State University, gaining experience in Chicago’s regional magazine scene and settling in as an editor for a national B2B media company in the professional skincare and spa industry. She further developed an international understanding of the industry, achieving a master's degree in magazine publishing in Edinburgh, U.K. Since January 2018, Kristen translates her passion for journalism, media, and content creation to her role as Stacker's associate editor.
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