Cristen Cairl is an Instructional Coach for Bridges to Academic Success. She is responsible for coaching as well as the creation and facilitation of professional learning. After graduating from New York University with her BA in Psychology, Cristen quickly learned her passion was in education and as the child of a first-generation immigrant, she was specifically interested in working with multilingual learners. She joined NYC Teaching Fellows and completed her MS in TESOL from CUNY City College while teaching. Cristen was an educator in NY public schools for 6 years prior to joining the Bridges team.