Christa grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, where childhood exploration of the forests and tallgrass prairies instilled in her a passion for the environment. Pursuing this passion and seeking better weather, she moved to the Central Coast to attend Cal Poly, where she received a B.S. in Environmental Management and Protection in 2021.
Recognizing the need for better communication regarding environmental issues led Christa to attend Syracuse University, where she received her M.S. in Communications in 2023.
In her free time, you can find Christa making the most of all SLO has to offer by trail running, mountain biking, and surfing.