Crista is a graduate of Ben Davis High School and the University of Indianapolis. She earned her master’s in teaching from Marian University in 2012, and her building level administrator credentials from UINDY’s iLEAD program in 2013. Crista served as a public educator from 2009-2021, and currently serves as the Director of Development & Communications for RecycleForce and Keys2Work. She is the current District 6 City-County Councilwoman. Crista is a former member of the Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees, and resides in the Sunningdale Commons neighborhood on Indy’s Westside with her husband, Charlie and their daughter, Alexis.