Krista has known since she was a child that she was going to work with children. In addition to preschool teaching, Krista has taught swim lessons, gymnastics, and marital arts for children under 5 years. (Krista herself is a second degree black belt.) Krista is passionate about continuing to learn throughout her teaching career--over the last 25 years, she's earned two associates degrees in Early Childhood Education as well as an AA in Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2018. In 2020 she got her Bachelors in Child Development from CSU Sacramento, and hopes to go back and earn her masters in Language Development. Krista is also a single mom to her daughter Kendra, who is on the autism spectrum and is in her first semester at CSU Sonoma.