Kristen Willingham, TCS valedictorian of 2007, graduated from Texas A&M University with her B.S. in Leadership Studies. After graduation, she worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for Congressman Steve Pearce (NM-02) and Congressman Michael Turner (OH-10). After returning to Texas, she received her M.S and is currently pursuing her PhD in Health Education, while teaching as a Professor in the Health & Kinesiology Department at Texas A&M University. She also has her Plant-Based Nutrition certification from Cornell University and a Therapeutic Yoga certification from Yoga Alliance. Her website is TheVeggieGirl.com.