Kristen Hughes has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from Harvard University, and a Master of Education Degree from Stanford University with an emphasis on the teaching of science. She has taught chemistry at the high school level since 2012. Previously she taught and tutored students from kindergarten through 8th grade in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology according to core curriculum standards. She has mentored students through the college application process, and interviewed Harvard College applicants for over twenty years. In her free time, Kristen enjoys learning Japanese, reading and playing squash.