Kirsten graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Laws in 2006 and was admitted to practice in 2007.
Kirsten is currently in-house counsel at the Australian Education Union, Tasmania branch.
Prior to this, Kirsten worked in private practice in Hobart and Launceston in the areas of Family and Criminal law.
Kirsten was appointed to council in 2017 and is a member of The Law Society of Tasmania Employment and Equal Opportunity Committee. Kirsten is also a member of the Tasmanian Women Lawyers Committee and a member of Worker Assist Committee of Management.