Kristy is originally from San Antonio, Texas, and she received her Bachelor of Arts in English and History in 1998. She then attended Thomas M. Cooley – Western Michigan University and received her Juris Doctor with a concentration in Litigation in 2001.

She moved to Utah in 2020 and joined RMIC in 2022 with nearly twenty years of litigation experience, primarily as a prosecutor. Her dedication to justice and passion for advocacy brought her to RMIC, where she works to involve the community in advancing the mission of RMIC: preventing and correcting wrongful convictions and incarcerations in Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada. Kristy is licensed to practice law in Texas and Utah.