Born in Indonesia on the island of Java, Kris arrived in the United States with her family when she was 8 months old. Her family settled into the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, where she grew up in Columbia, MD.
She received her bachelor's of science in business administration, international business, at American University in Washington D.C., then worked as a senior consultant for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) for several years out of the Dallas office. After tiring from the hectic management consultant life of hopping on planes, trains and automobiles every day, she decided that she needed a new challenge and applied to law school.
Kris attended law school at Southern Methodist University then transferred to Northwestern University, finishing law school in Chicago. Kris worked as an associate for a major firm in Chicago, practicing in corporate litigation. After years of late nights at the office and billable hours, she decided to sell all her belongings, bringing her possessions down to two suitcases, then took a year "sabbatical" to travel the world: Europe, Africa and Asia, settling in Jakarta to experience the expat life. After a great time experiencing the world, she was ready to move back "stateside" and moved to San Francisco, the greatest city in the world, to build a new life and find a satisfying career, great friends and love.
She is currently working for a technology company as a litigation consultant and finds herself very happy with her job and the people she gets to work with every day. Kris is working on getting the "jigsaw puzzle" of life put together and all the while enjoying the city -- biking, hiking, cooking, eating, karaoke-ing, traveling, scotch-drinking, and hanging out with "the Hollahs", among other things. Life is pretty good! She is working on that love thing right now…that's TBD.