Kristen Sanfilippo received an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. After four years of college, she went through the Air Force’s Undergraduate Navigator Training in Pensacola and received her first assignment flying as a Combat Systems Officer (CSO) on the U-28. During that time she earned her graduate degree in Space Studies from American Military University. Kristen’s current assignment has returned her to Pensacola to fly on the T-1 as an instructor CSO. Living on the Gulf Coast, she and her husband try to enjoy the beach, good weather, and great food as much as possible. This involves plenty of kayaking, snorkeling, cookouts, and anything else that gets them outdoors.