Kristen attended her first improv class in 2009 shortly after moving to Charleston from Detroit, MI. It quickly became a passion of hers and has been a constant heartbeat during her time in Charleston. Through improv, Kristen was able to apply what she learned into her daily work as an engineer. Her ability to think quickly on her feet, willingness to walk into the unknown, and speaking to large audiences are all skills she cultivated through improv! Kristen now uses her time facilitating others to increase their self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management through the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present and not be overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Improvisation is a very mindful practice within itself, thrusting the performers into the present moment. Since 2013, Kristen has been consciously engaging in mindful practices and is now an improviser, certified yoga teacher, Mindfulness Coach, and YouTube creator. She enjoys sharing with others her passions of improv and mindfulness. Join her on maylovelight YouTube channel and Instagram!