Division Head of English
At the University of Colorado at Boulder, Kristina Zarlengo graduated with a double major in Philosophy and English. As a Mellon Fellow at Columbia University, she did her graduate work (M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.) in English and Comparative Literature. At Columbia, she taught composition and literature courses. She then pursued another of her longtime interests, studying law at the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School. She practiced law in New York City for seven years, mostly as a litigator.
Animated by her hopes for the education of her two young sons, she returned to teaching with a sense of both coming home and designing something altogether new in collaboration with Stanford Online High School's fabulous students, Instructors and Administrators. Since the fall of 2016, she has had the honor of assuming the role of Division Head of English, which has had the benefit of putting her in regular contact with Stanford OHS's fabulous parents as well.