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As Operations Director for the Minding the Baby® National Office (www.mtb.yale.edu) at Yale, Crista leads a variety of initiatives surrounding the expansion and broad based implementation of Minding the Baby® (MTB), a federally recognized home-based nursing and mental health home visiting intervention developed for vulnerable young mothers and their babies. Crista's responsibilities include the implementation of new programs both locally and internationally, strategic planning, grant and budget management, business development, training coordination, and general oversight of the MTB National Office. Since she began working at Yale in 2002, she has served as a Research Associate, Project Director, Chairperson for the Child Study Center (CSC) Web and Social Media Committee, and Member of the CSC Branding and Networking Committee. Crista holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communications from Northeastern University; a Master of Arts in Teaching from Sacred Heart University; and a Master of Arts in Child Development from Tufts University, where she sharpened her expertise in developmental literacy and served as a home visitor for a school-based home visiting program with families of Kindergarteners in Somerville, Massachusetts. In addition to her work in teaching and academic research, Crista’s professional background includes work in public relations, nonprofit management, web development, professional editing, grant facilitation, marketing, and job training.