Kristian graduated with a BS in Genomics and Molecular Genetics and a secondary major in Neuroscience from Michigan State University. As an undergraduate he worked as a Professorial Assistant in the Sisk Lab, where he studied the effects of social instability during adolescence on mice as a model for foster care. He also worked as a tour guide for Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State and as a research ambassador for the College of Natural Science. For his advocacy, he volunteered at the Listening Ear Crisis Intervention Center in Lansing working the crisis hotline. In his free time, Kristian enjoys superhero movies, board games, and spending time with friends and family.