Krista is the Acting Citizen Science Lead at ITPC, leading ITPC’s Watch What Matters strategic focus area with a particular focus on Community-Led Monitoring.
Her philanthropic experience includes serving as Project Director of the Global Health Financing Initiative of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) in New York City, where she worked to channel funding toward the health and human rights of key and vulnerable populations, and as a Senior Program Officer on HIV/TB Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Previously, she was Senior Policy Advisor at MPact (Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights) and the Manager of International Policy at AIDS Project Los Angeles, mentoring emerging advocates and working to advance the health and rights of gay men and other vulnerable groups, particularly in PEPFAR policy and legislation.In addition to policy and advocacy work at the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB), the UN General Assembly, PEPFAR COPs negotiations and U.S. Congress, her programmatic experience includes implementing HIV, TB, malaria, and maternal and child health programs in Benin and Zambia. She has served as Alternate Member of the Private Foundations Delegation to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Based in Seattle Washington, U.S.A.