Kirsten is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator from Rhode Island. She attended Rhode Island School of Design and came to New York in hopes of becoming a teacher and a maker. Prior to joining CMA, she was a teacher in New York City public schools for 4 years. While not at the museum, she continues to work at PS 20 in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. She received her M.S.Ed in Museum Leadership at Bank Street College of Education in 2019.