Kristen is a full time undergraduate student at the University of Illinois Springfield. She is studying Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, and will graduate following the Summer 2015 semester.
In addition to her role as Digital Development Assistant at WUIS/Illinois Issues, Kristen is a professional portrait photographer. She opened her business, Kristen Shaffer Photography, in October of 2013. She is also heavily involved in activities on the UIS campus, serving as president of the marketing club, Young Professional Marketers, and holding a position on a team that is currently launching a social marketing campaign on campus to promote alcohol responsibility.