Associate, Alliance Engagement
Krista O’Connell is an associate on the alliance engagement team at America’s Promise Alliance, where she supports the GradNation state activation initiative.
Krista is a fierce advocate for youth, especially for English-language learners. Prior to joining America’s Promise, Krista was a senior program officer for Liberty’s Promise, a DC-area nonprofit which supports young immigrants in need. She also interned at Locust Street Group where she helped to research and manage grassroots advocacy campaigns, including a national higher education campaign.
A lifelong Virginian, Krista grew up in Virginia Beach. She holds a bachelor’s degree in global development students and Latin American studies from the University of Virginia. In her free time, Krista serves as the community service director of the Arlington Young Democrats.
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