Kirstie resides in the rich cultural city of New Orleans with her family. She enjoys foreign films, visits to the beach, and playing board games with her family. She was fortunate to live in Taiwan and Brazil where she developed a deep respect and admiration for different cultures.

Kirstie received a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia College and works in higher education. She is inspired by first generation college students and is committed in her role of connecting scholarship recipients and donors. She is passionate about philanthropy and has worked and volunteered in the nonprofit arena extensively.

Kirstie believes that representation matters in all places and spaces, especially in the pages of books. Her debut picture book, PRALINE LADY, is scheduled for release in November 2020.