Kristi is currently a full time student at Washington State University Global campus. They are entering their senior year majoring in Strategic Communications Degree with a minor in Sociology. They have held the Diversity and Equity chair for WSU Global campus as well for the past two years. Kristi will be the first to graduate in their immediate family! Kristi was born in Austin, Texas and moved to western Washington seventeen years ago. They currently reside in Grays Harbor for the past six years. Kristi is not only a full time student, but a full time activist for change and advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. As a dedicated agent for change, they continue to focus on advocating for their LGBTQ community and allies. Kristi has committed themselves to help foster change, tolerance, and acceptance throughout rural areas like the area they currently reside in. Once graduated they look forward to furthering their education at WSU for a Master’s degree in Communications. After that is achieved they look forward to working for a non-profit organization that serves the LGBTQ and allied communities.