One of Kirsten's first accomplishments upon moving to Appleton in 2009 was to obtain library cards for herself and her family. Reading is one of the primary extracurricular activities taking place in her home, as evidenced by the rather wild and untended yard. Kirsten, a lawyer at Chubb Insurance for 20 years, pioneered the remote workplace model well before Covid required it. Kirsten's work and travel have taken her to Asia, Europe, Central America and more, but she is delighted to call Appleton home. Some of her favorite books include: An American Childhood, Gilead, and My Brilliant Friend.