Prior to attending the OHMA program, Kristen La Follette served as a transition specialist where she secured employment and vocational training for young adults with developmental disabilities. She previously earned a B.A. in Human Communication, with a concentration in Creative Writing & Social Action, and a minor in Global Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay. Her work at Columbia University included the collaborative audio piece “Hydraulic Fracturing: An Oral History.” She also taught workshops at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Veteran’s Oral History Project and Partners for Peace, a gang prevention program. For her thesis project she conducted a series of interviews to create the script and theater production, “A Glimpse through the Curtain: Monologues of American Catholic Sisters.” She is currently an MFA playwriting student at San Francisco State University and lectures at her undergraduate alma mater.