This is My Story

Certified Project Manager (PMP)

Bachelor of Arts, Business Economics & Accounting, Spanish Minor (UCSB)

Hi! My name is Kristin and I’m so excited to work with you!

I’m a Resume Specialist at Ama La Vida. I grew up in Mountain View, California, which is now more popularly known as Google’s headquarters. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, I relocated and spent several years in San Francisco, California.

I kicked off my career working as an Auditor at a Big 4 Accounting firm, which provided valuable professional services experience interacting with a diverse range of clients. However, I discovered that accounting was not my lifelong career. Through self-exploration and the support of a career coach, I transitioned into the Human Resources field. My love for people and supporting their happiness and fulfillment in the workplace made it an excellent fit. 

I’ve been fortunate to gain a diverse range of Human Resources experience in the Silicon Valley tech space working in early to late-stage start-ups. After working as a Recruiter, I transitioned to a Project Management focus, where I implemented projects to improve the hiring process, candidate experience and the overall happiness of internal employees.

I have a passion for travel and exploring new cultures. About a year ago, I relocated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to gain fluency in Spanish, grow and expand my mindset while living abroad. I have been supporting local candidates in navigating the job search process by providing resume writing assistance, interview support, and general guidance on job search best practices. 

My expertise includes:

  • Resume writing
  • Interview support and coaching
  • Job search techniques and best practices

My career transitions and experience as a Human Resource professional have fueled my passion for helping others to navigate the often-feared job search process. I’m currently working towards a coaching certification with the International Coach Academy. My mission as a coach is to support those who feel “stuck” in a career or lifestyle to take action and make the progress needed to find more happiness and fulfillment in their day-to-day. One lesson my journey has taught me is the ability to create change through movement. This can be from a small action step like updating a resume to making a significant move across the globe for a new position. I’m here to help equip others with the resources to build confidence to make moves and create the changes they are seeking in their career and/or lifestyle. After all, we spend 40(ish) hours a week at work; it’s important to love where we are and what we do! 

I look forward to getting to know more about you and support you through the resume process!