Krista received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis in International Relations, with a focus on environmental issues, and both her Masters in Environmental Law and Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School. Prior to becoming the Managing Director of the LARC, Krista headed up sustainability issues at the City of Los Angeles Housing Department. She administered the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (EECBG ARRA) Multifamily Retrofit Financing Program grant for the Department. Prior to that, she handled land use and planning issues for Mayor Villaraigosa's office in the City of Los Angeles. In addition, she headed up the Mayor's Green Building effort and was his staff lead on helping to implement the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan.