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Krista Licata

Senior Director, Site Operations

Krista Licata is the senior director of site operations at LabCentral. She leads the site operations teams for all LabCentral locations. Krista has 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, MIT’s The Engine and served as organizational lead for the initial user identification and design stages of LabCentral 238.  Krista takes the lead on evaluating LabCentral’s impact by way of metrics tracking and comparative studies as well as leading the team focused on community engagement with STEM education, the LabCentral Learning Lab, empowerment and career pipeline development. 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).”