Kristi Jokela

B.A. Modern Languages (Spanish) -MSUD
Spanish Translation Certification- MSUD
M.A. Translation, Interpretation & Intercultural Studies from the Autonomous University of Barcelona

Holly grew up in Texas and spent her childhood balancing rigorous academics with her love of gymnastics. As Holly started volunteering with kids from disadvantaged communities and coaching kids in gymnastics during high school, she discovered her passion for building relationships with youth and helping them accomplish their goals. She has spent the last 14 years focusing on prevention, resiliency, and strength-based strategies as ways to help youth across the country improve their social and emotional learning as well as their study and life skills. Holly earned her B.A. in biology and psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, while also playing college rugby, and her Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In her free time, Holly enjoys snowboarding, hiking, photography, cooking, and spending time with her family and dog outdoors.