- JD; University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, 2020
- Honors: summa cum laude
CALI Award for Excellence: Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing
CALI Award for Excellence: Employment Law
- BBA; Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 2000
Honors: cum laude
- Prior to and during law school, Kristina worked as a workers’ compensation claims professional, minimizing employer exposure and maximizing subrogation recovery by proactively handling and resolving workers’ compensation claims in multiple states, including Ohio self-insured employers. The connection between workers’ compensation claims and issues arising under the ADA, FMLA, and allegations of employer discrimination and negligence motivated her to attend law school with the goal of practicing employer defense law.