Kirstie Crowder graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Prior to working at Paradigm, Kirstie worked for a rehabilitation center for individuals with schizophrenia and co-occurring disorder, which is where she found her passion for working in mental health. Her work experience, inspired her to become a Certified Yoga Instructor because she witnessed the profound impact of yoga and physical activity on improving mental health and coping. She strives to let teens know that they are seen, heard, and supported. Kirstie enjoys ocean swimming, meditation, and being with her family.