Kristina Tollefson, a member of United Scenic Artists (the professional designer's union), is an Associate Professor and Resident Costume and Makeup Designer at the University of Central Florida in Orlando where she also serves as Undergraduate Coordinator for her department. She holds an MFA from Purdue University in Costume Design and Technology and a BA Degree from South Dakota State University in Theatre and English.

In addition to her work at UCF Kristina has designed costumes at places such as Prague Shakespeare (Czech Republic), Shakespeare and Company (MA), St. Lawrence University (NY), DeSales University (PA), Maples Repertory Theatre (MO), Orlando Shakespeare Theater (FL), Orlando Repertory Theatre (FL), Purdue University (IN), Summer Stage Repertory Theatre (TX), Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis (IN), Florida Children's Repertory Theatre (FL), Prairie Repertory Theatre (SD), Emporia Summer Theatre (KS), Sioux Falls Playhouse (SD), South Dakota State University (SD), the East Dakota Water Development District (SD) and the UCF Alumni Association (FL).

Kristina is the recipient of three Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Design awards and numerous teaching awards. Her current research project is cataloging the expansive clothing collection of Harriett Lake.