Kristen is a part of Boeing’s Engineering Career Foundation Program, an engineering rotation program through which she has completed rotations in design, manufacturing, and flight test engineering. Currently, Kristen plans and executes flight tests in order to support certification of a military airplane to be delivered later this yar. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 from Purdue University and will begin her Master in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Washington in Fall 2017. Kristen is. a Thriving Elements mentor because she is passionate about encouraging middle- and high-school students to explore careers in STEM. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys reading, running, baking, and various outdoor activities including camping, hiking, and skiing.