Kristin was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2007 and after fighting a long battle in and out of remission, she bravely decided to have her colon removed in October of 2013. Kristin completed her 3 step surgery series at the Cleveland Clinic in August of 2014.
Kristin graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in visual arts. She is a very talented artist and designer and has found that art is an excellent outlet for her.
Kristin designs all of the visuals and graphics for Companion Magazine and currently maintains her own blog at ucmewithhope.tumblr.com. Kristin also has a passion for helping others with IBD and hopes to continue to inspire readers with her motivational story and art!