Krista's work in public education spans more than two decades.
Krista taught in public pre-K to high school settings, including 16 years of dual immersion/bilingual teaching, and has been featured multiple times on TeachingChannel. She has studied how experiences of affirmation, solidarity and critique for youth from marginalized communities or groups can be created and nurtured, and founded the non-profit Transformative Travel toward this end. Krista has a BA in Chicano Latino Studies and is the regional director of the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME). She was one of 12 founding Trellis Mentor Fellows who are responsible for creating and growing the first, cross-district, STEM-specific mentoring professional learning community in the state. She lives with her son and daughter in Northern California.