Kristina received her B.A. in Psychology with honors from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She is currently a first-year student in the Master of Science in Psychological Science (MSPS) program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After completing her master’s, she plans to move on to a doctoral program.
- Close relationship dynamics and relational maintenance
- Parasociality and parasocial relationships
- Human-nonhuman animal interactions
Kristina works under the supervision of Dr. R. Chris Fraley in the Attachments and Close Relationships Lab. She is currently reviewing the literature on parasocial phenomena in anticipation of exploring parasocial relationship contamination.