Humans of McHenry: Kristin Anderson

Meet junior Kristin Anderson, whose childhood shaped her interest in science and astronomy


Savannah Drost

Kristin Anderson is a junior from MCHS who thinks fondly of the days when life was simpler.

Savannah Drost, Staff Writer

“I remember being at my mom’s home daycare, playing with other kids. I think [I watched] a lot of PBS shows. There was one specific one. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it was teaching kids about space. So it was about a bunch of aliens. A lot of media that was centered around that kind of stuff, shaped my interests. I’m really interested in astronomy right now and also the environment in general. I really like Neil deGrasse Tyson, and I love astrophysics. [When I was younger] I miss coming home from school and just being able to like watch TV with my family or like to do things with my family — you know, not really worrying about schoolwork.”