Kristen graduated from the University of Florida in 2010 with a degree in Finance. When she was in college Kristen founded Student Maid™, a cleaning business that only employs students who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

When Kristen started the company to pay her way through school, she had no idea that her little side project would turn into a career. Kristen turned down a dream job in finance to continue growing the business, which has now employed hundreds of students since opening its doors.

In addition to working with her team to grow the Student Maid™ brand nationwide, Kristen travels to college campuses all over the country to share her message. Kristen currently lives in Florida where she frequently guest lectures at the University of Florida. She is known for her TEDx talk “How to Retire by 20,” which has more than 2,000,000 views.

Kristen is a member of Tri Delta and in 2016 was named a “Tri Delta Woman of Achievement.”

  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Women’s Issues & Empowerment
  • First Year Experience
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Values
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Recruitment


I’ve never seen a speaker here at RIT who was able to captivate and engage the audience like Kristen. As Kristen came highly recommended to me by a colleague, I believe it to be my duty to continue spreading how well she presented so others may have this opportunity.”

Trevor McClenon
Rochester Institute of Technology IFC
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