Kristy is a Junior at Maple Falls High School. She's head of the chess club and on student debate. Her parents want her to go to Yale but she really wants to go to space, NASA that is. Her thinking is why waste so much time going to school if she can just go hit NASA up for a job right away and work towards being an astronaut sooner rather than later. No one knows of her secret astronaut dream, except her dog Slinky.