“Thank you for your encouragement and guidance with the May 2020 Hippocampus Writing Life column.”—Marie G Coleman, writer
“Kristen did a great job of understanding our offering quickly to develop clever, engaging copy that we’re able to use across our marketing channels broadly. Recommended!”—Nick Zeckets, CEO and Co-Founder, QuadWrangle, Inc.
“Kristen’s versatility, from writing press releases and web stories to writing bios for our speaker series and magazine articles for the College’s magazine, is critical to a lean editorial department. As a key staff member, Kristen is completely reliable and invariably comes through. Plus, I can always count on her to meet deadlines, no easy task in a hectic department.”—Patricia J. Brady, Director of PR and Editorial Services, Bunker Hill Community College
“Kristen did an outstanding job writing the feature story for our fall alumni magazine on the University’s Fashion Design and Retailing Program. She took care of all the legwork when it came to reaching out to sources and setting up interviews on campus. Her story was thorough and told in a way that kept the reader interested and engaged.”—Dan Magazu, Director of Communications, Framingham State University
“I enjoyed Kristen’s portfolio with its quiet, elegant poems rooted in the rhythms of nature and family life. In her poem Frog Pond Carousel—Boston, Massachusetts, some lines stood out to me: ‘Once around is never enough./Children are born knowing this.’ Lovely!”—Juror, Sustainable Arts Foundation
“You are a poet! Your haiku is just beautiful. We love it! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely poem with us.”
—Visitor Engagement, Arnold Arboretum Haiku & You Online Exhibit
“Kristen creates social media and web content quickly and effectively. I can also count on her to edit content written for the College’s website. The content always reads better when she’s done editing, and she delivers it with a smile.”—Nicole Moro, Digital Communications Director, Bunker Hill Community College
Memoirist and Essayist
“I was struck by Kristen’s writing from the start. Her memoir-in-progress shows poetic economy, wry humor, and a depth of inquiry into her past and her marriage that is brave, but also deeply empathetic. As a writer, she has two qualities every good memoirist needs: precision with language and a drive to understand the self.”—Dorian Fox, Memoir in Progress Instructor, GrubStreet
“Kristen is very well organized, meets deadlines consistently, and is quick to respond to requests. She also writes beautifully, as I’ve observed while reading drafts of her sharp, funny, and moving memoir in progress.”—Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, author, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir. The book received the Prix France Inter-JDD.
“Kristen is a natural writer.”—Alysia Abbott, GrubStreet Memoir Incubator instructor, and author, Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father
GrubStreet Memoir Incubator Alumni Board Member
“Thank you for doing such a great job supporting the Memoir Incubator Alumni mixer and talking up alumni books and activities. I’m always so grateful to you for bringing so much of yourself to the community. I think there was great energy last night in large part thanks to you!”—Alysia Abbott