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Krista Muscarella '12

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Friday Knight Alumni Spotlight Q&A

Tell us about yourself. Where you live now, career, and/or family news. What have you been up to since you left Geneseo?
Since graduating from Geneseo in 2012, I moved to Los Angeles to serve as an AmeriCorps member with City Year, an education non-profit created to help students and school succeed. I ultimately moved back to my hometown of Buffalo to attend graduate school at the University at Buffalo where I graduated with a Masters Degree and Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Psychology. I once again moved across the country, back to Los Angeles, where I have worked as a School Psychologist with Los Angeles Unified School District for the previous four years. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, backpacking, traveling, and reading. I have explored 49 of the 62 designated National Parks in the United States, trekked to Machu Picchu in Peru, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, enjoyed the hot springs in Iceland, camper-vanned around New Zealand, and slowed down in Cuba. I also enjoy sharing the outdoors with others and volunteer to do so with the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club where I serve as an outings leader with the 20s & 30s Section and am on staff with the Wilderness Travel Course. I'm an avid Buffalo Bills fan and try to keep as many ties to my hometown and universities as possible - I recently hosted the virtual Welcome to the City event in the LA area.

What motivates you to work hard?
I love staying active and busy!
What trait do you like most about yourself?
My organizational skills.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Alex Honnold for living his life with little-to-no fear!
What are you passionate about?
Hiking, backpacking, traveling.    

Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?    
Not that I know of.    

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why?    
1800s, I'd want to see what it's like living without electricity.
What kitchen appliance do you use every day?    
Coffee maker!    

Who is your favorite author?    
Right now, Ruth Ware as I'm working through reading all of the psychological thrillers she's written.    

What was your favorite class or professor at Geneseo?
Dr. Eisenberg in the Sociology department