Kristine moved from the Philippines when she was 6 years old. In order to fulfill her dreams of pursuing a career in a STEM field, she joined the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI) in 7th grade and was able to pursue many passions through the opportunities offered at the program. She has participated in projects such as FIRST Robotics, Maker Faire, and the Synopsys Science Faire, which have allowed her to realize her full potential within STEM and develop the skills required to work in the real world.
Through her 5 years of experience in FIRST Robotic challenges, Kristine has been able to cultivate one of her passions, which is helping others to pursue the same dream she had as a young child. Due to this, she is also the chapter meeting director at Youth Leaders in Medicine, an organization that provides opportunities for underprivileged students aspiring to work in the medical field.