As a northeast Ohio native, Kristin moved to Columbus after graduating from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2006. She lives in the Short North with her husband, Adam, and their two children.
Kristin began her career in public service even before she entered law school. Upon graduating from college, she joined Americorps *NCCC and traveled across the country volunteering at homeless shelters, food banks, and elementary schools. During this formative time, Kristin realized that she wanted to study the law and dedicate her career to helping improve the lives of Ohioans.
In 2007, she became an Ohio Assistant Attorney General and spent nearly 10 years managing a robust litigation practice representing many of Ohio's state agencies and universities in civil actions filed in the Court of Claims. She also engaged in multiple special assignments, such as the student loan investigation, elections law task force, and elder justice initiative. In 2016, Kristin was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, and she quickly developed a legislative agenda focused on breaking down economic barriers, creating safer neighborhoods and expanding access to justice for survivors of sexual assault.