Kristen Whitaker serves as a nursing teaching assistant at CSB and Saint John’s University, supervising 10-15 nursing students. She is also a student nurse at St. Cloud (Minnesota) Hospital. Whitaker provided weekly educational sessions as a lifestyles coach at DeZURIK, Sartell, Minnesota, for employees who are at risk of contacting type two diabetes. She has served as a swim instructor/coach and lifeguard in Flower Mound, Texas. She spent five weeks in Spain in summer 2017 learning about the language and culture. Whitaker is a member of the Alpha Kappa Sigma Sorority, a service sorority.