Kristina was born in Toronto, and raised in Vancouver, Canada. After receiving her B.A. from the University of Toronto, she received her J.D. from the University of British Columbia. Kristina articled and joined the Law Society of B.C., and then went to Columbia University for a Masters in Law.
After spending a year in China studying Mandarin and Chinese law, Kristina worked for Paul Weiss Rifkind & Wharton as a corporate associate. She then went to Davis & Gilbert as a corporate associate, before opening her own law firm. While working as a sole practitioner, Kristina acted as outside general counsel for a GPS antenna company, a thermal storage solution company, a body camera company, and a radar sensor company, among others. Kristina is licensed to practice in New York and was a member of the roll of solicitors of the U.K. Law Society.
Kristina lives in New York City with her two children and husband, Ben (USMA 1988).