Krista served as an Environmental Compliance Specialist, an Air Quality Specialist for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Managing Director for the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, and a Senior Project Coordinator for the Los Angeles Housing Department. Krista has also worked for former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa where she served as an Urban Planning and Design Coordinator. As CD11’s Deputy Chief of Staff, She leads the legislative, policy and planning teams and is Mike’s point person to ensure neighborhoods are protected when large development projects are proposed, as well as on high-profile policy issues.