Kristine is currently an Assistant United States Attorney in Houston, Texas. She and her husband maintain a license to provide foster care and sometimes have one or two foster children living with them.

Kristine graduated from Albuquerque Academy in 1985. A National Merit Scholar, a Presidential Scholar, and later a Truman Scholar, she graduated magna cum laude from Rice University in 1989 with a degree in economics and managerial studies. During college, she volunteered with the Rape Crisis Center and counseled at the Juvenile Detention Center in Houston. After graduation, she and her husband volunteered for four months in Venezuela, caring for abandoned children.

Kristine graduated from Stanford Law School, and her legal education included a semester interning with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica. In 1993, she started work as an associate with a private law firm, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, in Houston. She was able to arrange her employment to work part-time hourly for a few years while her two daughters were young.

In 2007, Kristine left Fulbright & Jaworski to clerk for the Honorable Jennifer Walker Elrod on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In 2008, Kristine joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where she specializes in criminal forfeiture law and works to return forfeited assets to fraud victims.