Kristin grew up in the East Bay Area of Northern California and began performing at a very young age with her elementary school chorus. She has always had a passion for singing, with acting and dancing coming into play a little later. Come her second year of high school she relocated to Twain Harte, CA, where she enrolled in the Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy in Tuolumne. A California Distinguished School, Connections Academy continued to foster her love and passion for performance and theatre, and it was there that she decided to become an actor professionally.

In 2007, Kristin applied and was accepted to the University of Southern California's School of Theatre (now School of Dramatic Arts) Bachelor of Arts in Theatre program. There, she has been involved in both official school and independent student productions, singing groups, dance clubs and classes, as well as being a three year member of the Silk (color guard) line with the Trojan Marching Band.

She graduated with her B.A. Theatre degree and a minor in Business Law in May of 2012, and currently performs all around the San Francisco Bay Area.