Kristen "Krissy" Caggiano is from Medford, New Jersey. After earning a Bachelor's degree from the University of Maine, she worked in the environmental field in Alaska, Montana, and Maine. She earned her Master's in Education in 2012 and has been working at public and private education institutions for nearly two decades, including schools of choice in traditional and online settings. In pursuing her passion to work in the adult education field, Caggiano joined the Columbia University School of Professional Studies in 2022. She regularly enjoys hiking with her family and dogs, as well as downhill skiing. She loves to travel, listen to podcasts, and grow dahlias.