Kristine’s passion for animals and the natural world began in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Eastern California, playing with her sister Carol and their dogs – first a Saint Bernard named Kimba, and later a black Labrador retriever named Blossom. Kristine has worked on behalf of environmental and animal welfare organizations for the past 24 years, including the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the San Francisco Zoological Society. She is currently Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Planet Women, which partners with women to create a healthy planet for all life. Kristine serves as a member of the board of directors of the Mono Lake Committee and is an advisor to Daughters for Earth, the Institute for Integrative Conservation at the College of William & Mary and Afri-Vet. Kristine’s publication credits include Forge Journal, The Bark, The Peregrine, Charles River Review, Menda City Review, Ignatian Literary Magazine, Barely South Review, and The Saint Ann’s Review. She was awarded a writer residency at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest as part of an Oregon State University and U.S. Forest Service program to promote understanding of humanity’s role in nature. Kristine also supports and mentors nature writers as co-founder of New Nature Writers. A graduate of Lafayette College, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Joe and holds a private pilot’s license.