Krista Acosta-Edzie Consultant
Sectors : Nonprofit and Individual Giving
Specialties : Education, Community Development, International Development
Education : MBA and M.A. in International Sustainable Development from the Heller School of Social Policy & Management at Brandeis University, B.A. in Spanish from Humboldt State University.
Krista Acosta-Edzie is a social impact consultant with over ten years of experience working with mission-driven organizations domestically and internationally. She has diverse expertise in organizational strategy, fundraising and grants management, relationship building, and network cultivation in multi-stakeholder environments within the education, youth development, and women’s empowerment sectors.
Krista helped to raise over $1 million in grants and individual giving for grassroots organizations. Also, she helped manage a grant portfolio with a budget of over $20 million supporting projects in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean geared towards women religious leaders, youth and families. While living internationally, Krista spearheaded the design and facilitation of a program evaluation system for youth.
Emblematic social sector organizations from Krista’s work history include the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, City Year, the Boys and Girls Club, Peace Corps and the Mariposa DR Foundation.
Passion for Social Impact
Krista is passionate about community building, inclusivity, and representation. Also, she is passionate about education, immigration, gender equality, economic justice and the intersection of these issues with racial justice.
Traveling, backpacking, painting, fly fishing, Latin dancing.