- B.S.M.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994
- M.S.M.E., Clemson University, 2000
- M.B.A, Kennesaw State University 2014
Kristi is a 1994 honors graduate of the Woodruff School's mechanical engineering program. While here she was a member of the marching band and co-oped at Ford Electronics. She also earned an M.S.M.E. from Clemson University and has ten years of industrial experience as a mechanical engineer. Her industrial experience includes manufacturing, design, and supervisory positions. Because Kristi was a student in the School she understands what stresses students encounter in obtaining the bachelor's degree. Because of her experience in industry she can offer wise counsel about career choices.