A native San Franciscan, Kristina has lived in Montana since 1974. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, and studied for her M.A. at Dominican University. Most recently, as the State Director of the Children’s Defense Fund and a lobbyist for children and women’s issues, Kristina taught preschoolers to post-graduates, was a perinatal counselor and doula, established Peace Hospice in Great Falls, was Director of Women’s Health at Columbus-Benefis hospital, wrote a monthly column for the Great Falls Tribune, and was Field Director for Senator Max Baucus. A passionate advocate for women and children, Kristina has given the children and women of Montana a voice where they would not have otherwise been heard.