Krista loves swimming through the air, but often stays grounded to study her favorite animal: the neuron. As an aerial acrobat, she mainly focuses her training on rope, fabrics, straps, and chinese pole – but enjoys working on basically everything circus. As a scientist, she is examines the physiology of neural circuits supporting sensation and behavior, with a particular interest in how cerebellar systems mediate the interaction between sense of self and space. Krista is interested in the combined pursuit of science and contemporary circus. In the classroom, she pursues embodied learning techniques – empowering students with physical movement and supporting creative perspective on models of biological processes. Through research and performance in generative art, she is interested in constructing and implementing computational models of movement and apparatus design and developing interfaces to mediate real-time interactions between technology and biology in performance theater.