Krista Mangiardi graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA with a B.A. in liberal arts and a certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. At Hampshire, she concentrated her studies in journalism, literature, and cultural studies. Most recently, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gansu, China. She taught self-designed English language curriculums to over 1,000 undergraduate students at a vocational college. Krista was a coordinator for two regional teacher-training projects, co-leading a team of Peace Corps Volunteers as they trained over 400 primary and secondary school English teachers in new methodologies and cross-cultural awareness. Krista also held several leadership positions within Peace Corps China, including working as an editor for the organization’s online magazine and for an internal newsletter focused on gender. Prior to her Peace Corps service, she taught at an American-Bolivian bi-cultural center in Bolivia. She also was awarded a 2014-2015 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to work at a secondary school in Thailand. At Yale, Krista intends to study U.S. foreign policy with a focus on diplomacy and grand strategy.