Kristina Emmerson graduated from Samford University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in marine science and a minor in writing. Her formal experience in education began when she worked as a peer tutor in the communication resource center at Samford University. At the communication resource center, she tutored students, including ESL students, in writing and speaking for all disciplines. 

After college, Kristina Emmerson continued gaining experience pertaining to education. She tutored in middle school math and later completed an internship under HudsonAlpha’s Education Outreach team. Kristina returned to Samford to pursue a degree in education. She graduated with a Master of Science in Education for secondary education in biology in May of 2021.  While earning her degree, she completed a semester-long student teaching internship.  She holds a Master’s level teaching certification in the state of Alabama.