Kristen started her career as a Copy Editor at The Maneater. Later, she worked as a Outreach Intern at Renew Missouri, and Public Life Reporter at Columbia Missourian. In 2013, she interned with The Independent and Inside Columbia Magazine. In 2014, she worked at Meredith Corporation as a Prototype Developer and Cover32 as a Contributing Writer. From 2014 to 2016, Kristen worked at Observer Media Group, firstly as a Staff Writer, and later as a Community/Special Sections Editor. From 2016-2017, she was an Environmental Editor at Eastern Research Group. In 2017, she joined Clutch.co. as a Content Writer & Marketer. In October 2018, Kristen was promoted to Senior Content Writer and Marketer at Clutch.co. In March 2019, she began writing for Hacker Noon.