Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Kristina (Stina) Perkins is a 2018 graduate from the University of Michigan with degrees in Women’s Studies, American Culture, and Writing. As an undergrad, Stina worked as a Publications Intern for the National Endowment for the Humanities, a docent at University of Michigan’s Natural History Museum, and an editor for What the F, a feminist literary magazine on campus. Interested in storytelling as a means of social protest, Stina researched slam poetry movements while studying human rights abroad in Nepal, Jordan, and Chile through the International Honors Program. Stina currently serves as an Engelhardt Social Justice Fellow for the Prison Creative Arts Project, where she facilitates theatre and creative writing workshops in Southeast Michigan correctional facilities and pursues her passion for arts-based restorative justice.
Updated May 2018