Krista Mangiardi studied U.S. foreign policy with a focus on diplomacy and China while at Yale. For her Jackson summer experience, she was a Rosenthal Fellow at the International Labor Affairs Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor where she conducted research for reports on child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. Prior to Jackson, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gansu, China where she taught English at a vocational college and ran cross-cultural programs. She has also taught at an American-Bolivian bi-cultural center in Bolivia and was awarded a 2014-2015 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to work at a secondary school in Thailand. She received her BA in liberal arts from Hampshire College. Krista now plans to start her federal government career as a Presidential Management Fellow.