Name: Leila Crist
Role: Program Coordinator for PSCCN and CINRE
Background: Leila is originally from Southern California, but considers Kansas City, MO her hometown after living there for many years. She now lives in Puyallup with her husband and children.
What do you do at PSESD: Leila works with two different teams at PSESD helping to coordinate projects, budgets, events and support the work PSESD does with students, families, and the community.
Prior Experience: Leila has previously worked in multiple community colleges in both Continuing Education and Student Engagement and Leadership. In addition, she has also worked in public and university libraries in Kansas and Washington.
Education: Leila has a graduate certificate in Community College Leadership from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, a Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in English with a Creative Writing minor from the University of California, Riverside.
How do you spend your free time: Leila spends her free time hanging out with her family and friends, reading, baking, thrift store shopping, and spending time outdoors.
Favorite quote: “Be curious, not judgmental.” – possibly Walt Whitman, definitely Ted Lasso