Kristen Trudo (they/them) moved from California to in 2015 and has been slinging shots of espresso and steaming milk for St. Louisans for over three years at Rise Coffee House. Their wellness is deeply dependent on living a creative life, most especially as a writer. They started practicing Yoga in the summer of 2018 and found a connection that had been missing—to self, others, the universe. Kristen is a former member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. When they’re not on their mat or making coffee, they’re living out the Taurus and Enneagram 4 dream by eating a lot of good food, listening to the same playlists on repeat, writing in more notebooks than they can count, and periodically contemplating the vastness of the universe.