B.A. in Religious Studies from Rhodes College. After college, Krysten joined Teach For America and taught first and third grade in New Orleans, Louisiana. Krysten left New Orleans after two years to found East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School in East Chicago, Indiana. She taught third and fourth grade, and was the lead teacher. Currently, Krysten is the Director of Instruction at East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School, a position she has filled for two years. In her current position, she coaches teachers, coordinates curriculum, guides instruction, and manages testing implementation and data analysis. Krysten aspires to someday lead an urban elementary school that develops well-rounded students by balancing the core curriculum, the arts, and discovery of nature.