About Kristen DeMatos

Kristen DeMatos is finishing up her last semester at Kean University in Union, NJ. She is majoring in Journalism and is the Online Editor for her school’s newspaper, The Tower. She is interested in the way social media is changing journalism and loves spending time discovering new apps. In her free time, she loves binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix, cuddling with her dog, and experimenting with new makeup looks. Kristen is all about girl power and is so excited and grateful to be a part of the Get Smart team this semester!

Get Smart about Being Unapologetically YOU

  It’s easy to get wrapped up in things going on around you and to lose a sense of yourself. There were times growing up when I would go along with something my friends were doing, even if I didn’t necessarily agree with it. There were times I took up a new hobby because that’s [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday Challenge with Kristen

Each year, people gather with loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving with good food, drinks, and quality time. The next day, many head out to the stores for some Black Friday shopping. Recently, online sales for Cyber Monday have become a popular part of the holiday as well. Now, Giving Tuesday is working its way into the family. Giving [...]

Positive Spins on Everyday Annoyances

My mom always told me that everything happens for a reason. I try to remember this when things just don’t seem to be going my way. I find it often helps to take a step back when you’re frustrated and look at the situation from the outside in. Once you do that, you can rationalize [...]

Six Things You Learn When Skydiving

Recently, my boyfriend and I went skydiving. Yes, skydiving, like jumping out of a plane at 10,000 ft. Real life. It was insanely awesome and honestly life changing. I learned a lot that day about myself and living life. Facing your fears is incredibly empowering. Doing something that scares you is an awesome feeling. All my [...]

Five Times Demi Lovato Taught us How to be Strong

Demi Lovato shows strength and confidence in much of what she does. As females of all ages, we can definitely learn a few lessons from her self-confidence, self-love and inner strength. Here are five times Demi Lovato has taught us about these all-too-important qualities:  When she released the newest girl power anthem: Demi Lovato’s newest [...]