Kristin Heslop has gained and lost over a thousand pounds throughout her life.  A musician by trade and training, she attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She holds a Master of Music degree from Wichita State University, and a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Dr. Heslop has taught at Enterprise Academy, Wichita State University, Union College, Concordia University, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and she has performed on the flute, piano, harpsichord, and organ throughout the midwest. An avid runner, she has completed many half marathons, several full marathons, and a 50-K ultra. She also derives great pleasure from political and environmental activism, creating colorful visual art, and hearing her cat Lukas purr.  She resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.