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Krista Licata

Director, Operations

Krista Licata is the director of operations at LabCentral. She manages the operations, events, human resources, community development and communications teams. Krista has also been project manager and consulted on buildouts and operations of LabCentral's expansion projects including: the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab, LabCentral’s 700 Main Street expansion, LabCentral 610 and MIT’s The Engine.  Krista also takes the lead on evaluating LabCentral’s impact by way of metrics tracking and comparative studies. Krista's previous roles have been that of building efficiency and resources for organizations that are in transition and growing rapidly. She got the start-up bug during her work in natural/specialty foods in her roles in brand, financial and operations management. Prior to this, Krista worked with non-profit organizations in the arts and child advocacy. Krista holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in natural resource management from Cornell University.

Favorite school science project: “My favorite science fair project explored how residential cleaners effect plant growth (my hypothesis was way wrong and it was awesome).”