|Relatives:||Irina Gordon (distant cousin, adoptive mother), Mary (née Adamley) Gallaudet (daughter-in-law), Maureen Gallaudet, Rebecca Gallaudet (granddaughters), Carolyn Adiwoso, Ilse Giordano (distant cousins)|
She was born to a distant maternal cousin of Irina Gordon in 2166 in Ho Chi Minh City. When she was only a few months old, her parents were killed in a shuttle accident at Jupiter Station, and she was adopted by Irina, a professor at Georgetown University. (Star Trek: Shadowstar Station: "Child of My Heart")
- Kristen's birth given names were not revealed. "Kristen" and "Irina" were names given to her by her adoptive mother.
At some point in the early 2200s, Gordon married a man with the surname of Gallaudet. They had one son, Mark, who died unexpectedly at the age of 40. When one of her granddaughters, Rebecca, turned 18, Gordon sponsored her entrance into the Academy.
Gordon retired from Starfleet at the age of 90. 10 years later, on her centenary birthday celebration, she met an 8-year-old distant cousin, Carolyn Adiwoso. (Star Trek: Shadowstar Station: "Heritage")