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Patient Advocacy

Diagnosed in 2009 with ulcerative colitis (UC), this auto-immune disease has strengthened my resilience and passion to make our healthcare system more resilient as well; to put patient care before profits. This is my hope.


- Patients Rising Legislative Advocacy Masterclass

- Virtual IBD Day on The Hill

- PBM Reform Work with Crohn's and Colitis Foundation

- Integrative Somatic Therapy Certificate (Embody Lab)

- Comprehensive Trauma-Informed Yoga Certification


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Editorial: Can constituents feel heard when not speaking with their wallets?

Living with Ulcerative Colitis: Kristen’s Farewell Letter to her Colon

Poetry is Not a Luxury, Audre Lorde: Essay Review

Ask Me About My Uterus: Book Review

Pleasure - Lyrical Essay

Come As You Are: Film Review

Girls With Guts: Mental Health Awareness Blog Post

Podcast: Healing Chronic Illness with Writing Groups

I'm Immunocompromised, But I Couldn't Get A Test for COVID-19

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