Bonifacio Kirsten Peds Psych 2021 grad
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Kirsten Bonifacio



Postdoctoral Pediatric Psychology Fellowship, Graduating Class of 2021

Current position (2023):

  • Pediatric psychologist, Hematology/Oncology Service, Bronson's Children's Hospital, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • Faculty, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Originally from:

Montague, Mich.

Psychology Training:

  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology, Indiana University at Bloomington, Ind.
  • Psychology Internship, Riggs Community Health Center, Lafayette, Ind.

Most of my practicum experience was in pediatric neuropsychology. My internship was at Riggs Community Health Center, where I practiced in a primary-care setting across the pediatric and women's health units.

Why stay or return to Michigan?

I grew up in Michigan and moved out of state for graduate school. I am thankful to be back in Michigan, closer to family and friends, and working for an amazing health system!

Why did you choose your specialty?

I have always enjoyed working with children, from a young age.


I am married to my husband, Orlando, and we have two children: Orlando "Landi" (3) and Karina (1).

When you’re not working, what do you do for fun?

We enjoy spending time outdoors, including camping, going to Lake Michigan, and traveling. I also love exploring new coffee shops.

Love most about Hurley:

The mission- I am excited to work with and for the city of Flint.

Favorite place:

My favorite place in the world is Traverse City, Mich. I love up-north Michigan in general, but Traverse City is like no-other. The wine, the beaches, and the food- it's all just too good!

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