Krista was born and raised in Kansas City where she found her love for pathology. She received her Bachelors of Science degree at The University of Missouri- Columbia (GO MIZZOU!) and worked her first laboratory job there, finding her love for the lab. She combined her two loves and ended up in Surgical Pathology at the University of Kansas Health System. There she honed her skills and prepared for Tulane. Outside of the lab, Krista enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, and reading recipes she will never make.