Kristen graduated from TFA in 2008 and subsequently attended Mississippi College, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After graduating she began working as a registered nurse in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Children’s of Mississippi.  Kristen is married to Zach Johnson, who she met in college, and together they have their 16-month-old daughter, Olivia.

They currently reside in Dallas, TX and attend The Village Church- Dallas Northway. Kristen is involved with the ministry YoungLives, where she serves as a mentor to teen moms in Urban Dallas. YoungLives exists to reach teen moms and their children by entering their world and modeling the unconditional love of Christ. Through mentoring, teen moms are empowered to make positive choices, set and achieve goals, and live a future rooted in Christ.

TFA not only prepared Kristen academically for the challenge of college courses but inspired in her a love of learning.Through academics, athletics, the arts, student government, missions trips, and social events TFA fostered a well-rounded environment that prepared her for future roles of leadership and service.