Kristin Pitanza has been an educator at multiple higher educational institutions for well over a decade. Her passion lies heavily in teaching New York City Youth. She is a native New Yorker and enjoys writing about her hometown, Staten Island. Kristin also takes a large interest in adolescent development and literacy while helping students develop writing skills through the scaffolding of grammar to written text. Kristin has a Masters Degree from the Teachers College at Columbia University.
She has recently received a Grant from Staten Island Arts to complete her first book titled “Speed My Way Up.” The book is a compilation of four short stories that all take place in Staten Island, New York.