After graduating from Stanford with a BA in Writing and Design, Kristin went to work in the Education department of a Fortune 100 IT company. Her 25 years in technical writing and courseware development, most of these as a contractor, have financed her travels to 32 countries (11 by bicycle) and five years living in Thailand and the Czech Republic. She developed the courseware for Building HP Server Solutions and has authored several certification exams and labs for HP Training. When she’s not creating exam guides, she writes poetry, memoir, and magazine features about travel and fine art. She lives in a cohousing community in Santa Fe, New Mexico.