Kristina is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She attended Converse College, in Spartanburg, SC, and received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. She later received a Masters of Music in Voice from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and most recently, graduated from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA, with an Artist Diploma in Opera. Outside of Gleim Publications, she freelances as an opera singer and classical pianist. Kristina enjoys tennis, video games, Bikram Yoga, and traveling internationally.