After seaQuest was recommissioned to be a science and exploration vehicle Kristin and her science team were brought on board. The out numbered the military by quite a bit. This led to a few problems at first between her and Commander Ford. Eventually things began to run smoothly. She was one of the first people to trust in Lucas's computer abilities, and did become friends with him.
She was not a member of most away missions, though she was an important voice in the planning of said missions. She did have a fondness for playing chess, but after an incident with Dr. Rubin Zellar she gave it up, deciding instead that poker was a better game. She was Captain Bridger's first love interest since his wife Carol died. Though after the first seaQuest was destroyed she opted not to return for the next tour.