Kristen covers health care for Crain’s Chicago Business, which she joined in July 2011 after two years as a general assignment reporter at the Chicago Tribune. She previously worked at the SouthtownStar (formerly the Daily Southtown) in south suburban Tinley Park, where she reported on crime, courts and government. She started her journalism career at the University of Illinois, working at the Daily Illini for three years before graduating with a print journalism degree in 2003. Her first full-time reporting job was at the Iowa City (Iowa) Press-Citizen, covering higher education, health care and the Iowa caucuses.
Marquette School: Nov. 2, 2009
Perspectives Charter School/Joslin Campus: Nov. 15, 2012
Perspectives Charter School/Joslin Campus: April 9, 2013
Pulaski International School of Chicago: Oct. 18, 2013