From halfway around the world, Kristine is an inspiration to the field of education.
After graduating from Lourdes in 2004, Kristine received her BA in history from Holy Cross in 2008, an MA in secondary Education from Loyola Marymount University in 2010, and will receive an MA in Global Development and Social Justice with a research focus on education in Uganda from St. John’s University in June 2016.
Kristine has been volunteering in Uganda since 2013 as the Co-Founder and Director of Educate for Change, a small NGO, in Gulu District.  A teacher by profession, she first went to Uganda in 2012 on her summer vacation to partner with three Ugandan secondary school teachers in an effort to bring about student-centered learning at a government school.  Having taught in inner city Los Angeles for five years, she is passionate about bringing positive educational opportunities to the marginalized of society.
Kristine is currently the Country Director of African Hope Network, working to bring about a strategic shift in the quality of primary school education in Uganda. Additionally, she continues to work on development for Educate for Change and provides guidance and strategy to the team that remains in northern Uganda; however, she is working diligently to build her career with the goal of working for UNICEF one day.  
“I love coffee, all things sports, and I’m a huge fan of women leading change around the world.  I am so grateful to OLL for helping to shape my desires to serve the world in my own, unique way.”