Statewide Organizer

Upon entering her first GSA meeting in a small high school classroom, Krysten’s itch for activism, organizing, and self-discovery was immediately catalyzed. Although originally hailing from the East Coast, Krysten spent her most formative years in Fresno California, attending Fresno State and focusing on feminist campus organizing, centering the needs of sexual assault survivors and fellow LGBTQ+ students. After receiving her BA in Women’s Studies and Philosophy with a Religious Studies option, Krysten briefly forayed into the world of Urban Agriculture in Nashville, Tennessee, learning intimately about issues of food sovereignty. She returned to Fresno and formally joined GSA Network, working as a temporary Youth Organizer and aiding in planning the 2018 Expression Not Suppression event. Finding a newly sparked passion for trans and queer youth organizing, Krysten pursued her master’s in social work at the University of Southern California, focusing on macro social work. During her tenure at graduate school, she grew her dedication to consent education and feminist media literacy by spending a year delivering affirmative consent workshops to incoming USC freshmen. After graduating, she reconnected with the organization that started it all, as a Central Valley Youth Organizer. In her spare time, Krysten is an avid horror movie fan, chaotic baker, and proud cat parent to Ripley.