The IvyWise Team
Principal College Admissions Counselor
Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Johns Hopkins University
Krista is a former Assistant Director of Admissions at Johns Hopkins University, where she had extensive experience reading STEM and pre-med applications.
At JHU, Krista led the admissions staff training, which included general trends in admissions and application reading. She also sat on the merit scholarship award selection committee, which reviewed the most highly accomplished applicants from the entire application pool and selected the merit scholarship awardees. Additionally, she partnered with coaches to support the DIII recruited athlete admissions process. Throughout her entire time in admissions, Krista served as the regional representative for the San Francisco Bay area and spent many months visiting high schools in the area.
Before working in admissions, Krista graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in cognitive science and minors in marketing and French. During her undergrad years, she worked in a research lab in which she investigated the development of children’s memory and learning. From this experience, she realized she enjoys the science of learning and human development, which led her to the field of higher education. She is currently working on a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from John Hopkins University.
As a counselor, Krista is straightforward, but also positive and supportive. Krista empowers her students to practice their soft skills such as self-advocacy, self-reflection, communication, time management, and writing skills in the college application process. Krista loves making an impact on students’ lives and helping them learn more about themselves in the college application process.
In her spare time, Krista can be found sprinting to home base at her social kickball league, racking up points at trivia night, cheering on the Baltimore Ravens, or volunteering for various organizations around Baltimore. When she’s not out on the town, she enjoys curling up on the couch with her chunky rescue cat, Cannoli, and mini-Aussiedoodle puppy, Tiramisu, while diving into a book. Two fun facts: she’s trained in classic vocal performance and can sing opera! She has also been riding horses since she was four years old and has competed in USEA competitions around the country.
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