Kristen has been named one of Zagat's 30 Under 30 Rock Stars Redefining the Industry for 2017. Zagat has honored 30 individuals 30 years of age or younger who have redefined the way Americans eat, drink and interact with food and beverages.
Kristen is the founder and CEO of DO, Cookie Dough Confections. Based in New York City, DO specializes in unbaked cookie dough, cookies and cakes, all created from homemade recipes. After starting as an online business in 2015, she opened her first store this past January in Greenwich Village.
Kristen was recognized as one of Kappa Alpha Theta's 35 Under 35 in 2017 for her career achievements.
December 2014 Spotlight
Olivia Pavco-Giaccia Epsilon Tau/Yale
Olivia Pavco-Giaccia is the CEO and founder of LabCandy, a startup company that produces fashionable lab gear for young girls to encourage them to pursue the sciences. Dedicated to inspiring young girls to join the next generation of scientists and innovators, this social enterprise encourages creativity, confidence and leadership skills. LabCandy products include a bedazzled lab coat, a do-it-yourself goggle kit, and a story book.
With help from the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, Olivia successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign this past summer to help raise funds to begin factory production. The campaign was so successful that LabCandy reached its funding goal in less than three days, and ended up raising more than $30,000.
A junior at Yale, Olivia is majoring in cognitive science and concentrating on gender and decision-making.
November 2014 Spotlight
Molly O'Brien Delta Epsilon/ Arizona State
Rhode Island Monthly magazine recognized anchor Molly O'Brien as the Best Morning TV Personality during its annual Best of Rhode Island awards. Molly is the traffic and technology reporter at NBC 10 News in Providence and appears on the "Sunrise" morning show. She joined NBC News 10 after reporting for stations in Beaumont, Tx., and Tri-Cities, Wash.
Before starting her professional career, she graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University. As a student there, she worked for ESPN and interned at KNXV-TV in Phoenix, Ariz., along with freelancing in remote production for several professional sports organizations and leagues.
Molly is a member of the Providence Alumnae Chapter.