Kristina entered the Ph.D. program at Vanderbilt in the fall of 2016. She completed her B.A. in Anthropology at Brown University, where she focused on Bioarchaeology and Latin American Studies. As an undergraduate, she attended the Huari-Ancash Bioarchaeological Field School in Peru and worked as a bioarchaeologist on the Proyecto Archaeológico Zaña Colonial. Her undergraduate research focused on pathology among indigenous populations living on reducciones during the Andean Colonial Period. In her graduate research, she aims to center her work on Colonial Period Afroperuvians and the impacts of enslavement on the human skeleton. More broadly, her interests fall at the convergence of African Diaspora Archaeology, historical archaeology, public archaeology, pathology, and race.