Kristen Bobst is a graduate of USC’s Writing for Screen and Television MFA program (2010). She is a comedy writer, whimsy aficionado, and fan of animals (the kind that talk and the kind that don’t). Prior to USC, Kristen attended the University of Florida (Go Gators!) where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English. Then she attended Trinity College, Dublin, earing an M.Phil. degree in Anglo-Irish Literature inspired by a quirky, driving Oscar Wilde obsession.
Kristen’s professional experience includes writing scripts for musical, educational iOS apps geared toward children. She also served as the managing editor of comedy website Comediva.com. During her time there, she wrote a rather nerdy video, “Klingon Style,” which went viral and is currently at 5 million views.
Kristen also wrote a few rad lifestyle videos for Big Frame’s “The Wonderly Way.”
Kristen is also the co-founder of popKraken, a production company that has produced charming YouTube videos. With sights set on larger screens, popKraken is currently producing an animated short called “My Pet Hellhound” which should take the world by hellhoundy storm in 2016.
Kristen’s placement in the recent Next MacGyver competition led to her optioning a YA property which is now in development.
She currently reports on space-related content for The Mother Nature Network.
In her free time, Kristen runs two curious blogs: Sock Puppet Burlesque and Off-Kilter-Critters, which are exactly what they sound like. Oh yeah, she also has written a novel about a financially-savvy hedgehog.
Email: thekristeno [at] gmail [dot] com