Khrystsina immigrated to the United States and pursued a career in healthcare and hospital administration. She has an AS and BS in Dental Hygiene from Farmingdale SUNY and Master of Health Administration from Hofstra University in New York. Having traveled extensively in Europe, she gained an appreciation for cultural diversity, local cuisines, and languages. She has always been passionate about animal welfare and volunteered in animal shelters both in New York and California. She has a cat Kitty who does not allow her to have any other animals (she would have had many more if she could :) In her free time, Khrystsina enjoys hiking, photography and traveling.