Krista is Chief of Operations at Monkey Forest Consulting with deep experience in civil society and conducting human rights impact assessments for natural resource companies. She has developed innovative solutions to address the challenges of operating in conflict-sensitive environments, particularly regarding security and human rights.
She is skilled at developing programs to meet leading international standards. Krista ran the non-profit Fund for Peace before joining Monkey Forest Consulting. She is adept at developing relationships and trust across sectors on complex issues to promote dialogue and cooperation to develop solutions. Krista has built successful partnerships between NGOs and the private sector and has experience in high-level negotiations and interactions with government and the private sector on multiple international security and human rights instruments. She has performed site assessments, developed training courses, and led implementation workshops on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR) as well as performed and trained on conflict and human rights impact assessments at national, provincial, local and site/community levels.