About Me

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Krista is a Portland-based author, illustrator, and stop motion artist. She recently finished work on the upcoming Netflix animation Wendell and Wild and has begun work on Wildwood with Laika Studios. 

Krista is an active SCBWI member and is currently querying several "own voice" picture book manuscripts and hopes to find an agent soon. In addition to her literary and film pursuits, she is a Dyslexia advocate and teaching artist. 

 

Of all her achievements, she is most proud of her Dyslexia advocacy work. As often as she can, she visits schools and conferences to speak about neuro-differences and share her personal story. She often screens her short film, Partially Compensated, which was inspired by her experience growing up with Dyslexia. She considers herself one of the lucky ones to have been diagnosed with Dyslexia at a young age. Although learning to read was a challenge, Dyslexia never stopped her from achieving her dreams and obtaining both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts. Through her advocacy efforts, Krista has worked with The Disability Media Network, ReelAbilities, ReelEducation, The Dyslexic Advantage, and The International Dyslexia Association to help bring awareness and spread the message of inclusion.