We celebrate Krista's joyful life and legacy by encouraging other young adult volunteers
who serve in three areas she cared for deeply.
Urban America: During college, Krista created and implemented a career curriculum for urban youth that has now been taught to over 10,000 students throughout America through Camp Fire Boys and Girls of America. After graduation she became an inner-city biology and math teacher at Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington and developed a model peer tutoring program to help students gain confidence and skills in facing life's challenges.
Developing Nations: After a life-changing experience as a high school exchange student in Guatemala during their war years, Krista traveled throughout Central America on a college study/service program where she volunteered in a medical clinic in LaCeiba, Honduras. This launched her desire for service in Bolivia with Aaron through MCC where she lived and worked with indigenous women in Bañado de la Cruz, an impoverished remote river valley.
Environmental Projects: Growing up in the splendor of the Pacific Northwest, Krista's lifelong love and care for the natural world began with her years of camping and backpacking in wilderness areas. At the University of Puget Sound she worked as a leader in their backpacking orientation for freshman and later became an active participant in the national environmental program for young leaders.