Kristina Rolfes is a Baltimore-based freelance writer and editor who has written for multi-national corporations, the federal government, non-profits, universities, health organizations, and more.
Kristina’s specialty is marketing through storytelling, especially for non-profits. She writes about everything, but her areas of interest are:
•Health and Wellness
Writing has always been Kristina’s passion, but a practical side led her to a degree in business. After earning an MBA in 1998, she began working in communications as a consultant for EDS (now HP Enterprise Services), providing business and communications consulting services to government and commercial clients. In addition to recommending improvements for organizational communication, Kristina wrote and edited web content, brochures, articles and newsletters.
From 2001 through 2005, Kristina worked in planning and marketing for Johns Hopkins Medicine. While there, she wrote strategic planning and marketing materials, and initiated and designed the departmental website.
Much of Kristina’s career has been spent working in health care. In addition to the aforementioned organizations, Kristina has been employed by Kaiser Permanente, Mercer, and Principal Health Care (now Coventry Health Care).
In 2005, Kristina decided to pursue a graduate degree in professional writing. She took a break from her studies in 2007 when she and her family had the opportunity to move to Amsterdam and live the expat life for 18 months while her husband completed an international work assignment.
Living in Amsterdam was an amazing experience for Kristina and her family, and they had the opportunity to see so much of the world. While not traveling, Kristina helped edit and maintain the website for the American Women’s Club of Amsterdam.
Kristina graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree in professional writing in December 2011. Now back in the States, Kristina is a freelance writer and a staff writer/editor for Kennedy Krieger Institute, where she is the editor of Potential Magazine. Kristina is the former managing editor of PrimeTime News, a Johns Hopkins University publication and has contributed to other Johns Hopkins online and print publications, including The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute Newsletter, Restriction Digest, and Bayview Banner. She has also been published in The Washington Post.
Kristina lives in Reisterstown, Maryland with her husband, John, and two daughters, Casey and Caroline.