Krysta has more than 10 years of Advancement experience for local and national nonprofits with an emphasis on fundraising, integrating development and volunteer engagement strategies, and special events. As a former mentee to a Y.O.U. youth, she is proud to support the organization’s exceptional programs and services. Krysta holds a BA in Journalism and a minor in Dance from Michigan State University. In addition to her passion to close the opportunity gap for youth, Krysta is an advocate for animals and a dedicated pet parent to a dog and two cats. In her free time, you can find Krysta paying a visit to her favorite ice cream shop, enjoying the lakefront, or planning her next get together.