Kristen Grapes joined the Center for Global Engagement in December 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. She grew up in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia and enjoyed a simple childhood. After high school, she attended Potomac State College, in Keyser, WV, to study Early Childhood Development. After receiving her Associates Degree from Potomac State, she attended West Virginia University were she received her B.S. in Early Childhood Development. Prior to coming to CGE, Kristen worked with Libraries Educational Technologies here at JMU. 

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Kristen enjoys traveling and going on walks with her dogs. She also has a garden and enjoys canning in the summer. 

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