Krista Canellakis - USA

Thinking Development's project at Centre Rosalie Javouhey is at the intersection of environmentally sensitive design, community participation, girls' education - all things I think are awesome. Plus, the Sisters are fully engaged in the project and committed to bringing out the space's potential.
June, 2010 to June, 2011

Krista Canellakis is Co-Founder of UrbanKIT, a crowdfunding platform for pitching ideas and winning funding for neighborhood improvement projects. She studied International Relations and French at the University of Pennsylvania, which was followed by five year’s experience at 3Degrees, a renewable energy startup in San Francisco, where she led national marketing strategies, managed large-scale web projects, and worked with top Fortune 500 clients to market their sustainability commitments. Krista has a breadth of experience and international networks in green business, community building and urban development. She is also a founding Partner of Ciudad Emergente, a laboratory of tactics and tools for citizen urbanism.  Krista produced the launch video for Thinking Development, helped with launch event planning and contributed to  the organization's strategic and tactical business planning.