Krista Faries joined the Economic Policy Institute as Editor in 2016. Her prior editing experience includes more than 10 years as a project editor at Center for the Collaborative Classroom, a nonprofit, mission-driven publisher of K–8 literacy and social-emotional learning curricula. She has also edited for the MIT Press publications Leonardo Journal and Leonardo Music Journal. She loves working with words and has been in training as an editor and writer since the age of 18 months, when her enthusiastic first-time parents started her on sight word flash cards. More advanced training was provided through courses and workshops at the University of California Extension and Editcetera in Berkeley, California, and through mentors in college, graduate school, and beyond. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin and has written about transportation justice issues.
M.A., English, Indiana University at Bloomington
B.A., English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign