The first word a high school teacher used to describe Kalista was “integrity” and went on to emphasize that Kalista is “deeply thoughtful about global issues as well as local and personal issues.” Kalista volunteered almost 800 hours in high school. She was especially touched by a video she saw about child sex-trafficking so she organized a community talent contest to donate proceeds to Rapha House, an organization that provides safe houses for sexually-exploited girls. Kalista is studying Human Development and Family Studies at CSU and plans to conduct service work in Africa by working with orphans and advocating for the girls trapped in the trafficking industry. Her first year she was a part of Key Service and this year is on the Semester at Sea program, providing her the opportunity to work on service projects in countries around the globe.
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
Class of 2015