Kristina grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi, where she attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. During her time at MGCCC, she participated in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society before transferring to the University of Southern Mississippi to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with an ACS certification in May 2015. She was an active member in the USM chapter of ACS Student Affiliates and McNair Scholars Program while there.
In July 2015, Kristina began working towards a doctorate in organic chemistry at The University of Alabama in hopes of working for the FBI after graduation. She has been selected for UA Tide Together and was awarded the McNair Scholars Fellowship. In her free time, Kristina enjoys reading, watching action movies and cuddling with her dog.