Kristin Hodges graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a minor in Sport Performance Leadership. While at SMU, she studied horn in the studio of Greg Hustis. She performed in the SMU Meadows Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble under the direction of Paul Phillips and Jack Delaney for four years.
Kristin was a member of Crossmen Drum Corps in 2016 as a mellophone player, and 2017 and 2018 as drum major. She was also drum major of the SMU Mustang Band from 2016-2019.
She is student teaching at Rice Middle School in Plano, TX with Jason Tucker, and Rose Haggar Elementary School with Corey Fisher.
She is a member of the National Music Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda as well as Texas Music Educators Association.