Kristina has over ten years of experience in writing and teaching, in both academic and business settings. She has a multitude of experience working with clients of various age ranges and skill levels. Kristina loves to work with people on their writing in ways that can help them not just for their current project, but also for their future writing endeavors.
Academically, Kristina has worked as a Creative Writing Professor and Independent Writing Tutor and Mentor. A list of her writing accomplishments is as follows:
Deborah Hecht Prize , Fiction, 2015
Queen’s College Undergraduate Fiction Prize, 2012 & 2013
Utopia Parkway Undergraduate Journal, Fiction, 2013
Acorn and Iris Online Literary Journal, Poetry, 2017
In a business setting, Kristina has written and edited copy for major branded websites and retailers. She was head of Training for a major New York company which included the duties of training new-hires from A-Z on terminology, creating various training manuals and meeting packets, as well as conducting and leading company-wide workshops on various topics. A list of her position history is as follows:
Creative Writing Professor, Undergraduate, 2017- present
Fiction Editor of Undergraduate Journal, Utopia Parkway, 2013
Technical Writer and Copy Writer, Private Corporations, 2011 - present
Writing Tutor and Mentor, Undergraduate and Graduate level, 2009 - present
Business Workshop Leader and Trainer, 2012 - present
PEN Prison Writing Program, Pen-Pal, 2009-2013
Creatively, Kristina is an active creative writer who has vast experience in the (grueling) writing process of novel-length work. While receiving her MFA, Kristina has written a full-length memoir and various fiction short stories and novels. She is expecting to publish her debut novel soon.
As a connoisseur of art, Kristina is also involved with other projects such as writing graphic novels and digital art. Because of her vast creative palate, Kristina has a unique approach to the creative process, but most importantly, she knows how to help find what works best for you.
Kristina has held successful workshops as a creative writing professor where students were able to grow from timid to confident as a writer. Privately, Kristina has offered help to many emerging and established writers. Kristina’s main interest is that creative writers receive the help they need for their unique work. If Kristina’s expertise does not fit your project entirely, she will gladly help you find outlets for your best creative writing path.
The genres Kristina has experience in are poetry, fiction, non-fiction / memoir, and graphic novel.