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Krista Thomas and family

Krista Thomas

Administrative Coordinator for the Cougar Chronicle

Please take a moment to recognize our colleague, Krista Thomas. We encourage you to reach out to Krista throughout the month to recognize her contribution to the College and University via email, telephone or in person.

Years at CSUSM?
6 months

What is your short term goal?
Manage the Cougar Chronicle budget and provide great support to the faculty and students on the paper. 

What is your long term goal?
Finish my Master of Library Science (I'm 2/3 the way done) and get a job in academic librarianship

What is your greatest accomplishment (personal or professional)?
Going back to school in my 40s and graduating from CSUSM with a BA in History, then moving on to my Masters program.

What is favorite movie?
Lost in Translation

What is your favorite food?
Fettuccini Alfredo

What is your favorite book?
Pride and Prejudice

What are your hobbies?
Knitting, movies and going to Hawaii.

Tell us about your family.
Married to my husband Bob for 21 years, we have two amazing sons, Jake 20 a junior at University of La Verne and Andy, 17 a high school senior, who will attend Baylor University next year on a baseball scholarship.

What is the proudest/happiest moment of your life?
That my boys are good, kind men.

What is your favorite thing about working at CSUSM?
Being plugged into higher education and staying connected with several of my favorite professors.

What would you like to do when you retire?
Travel - toes in the sand on the North Shore of Oahu.

Who is the most famous person you ever met?
Hank Aaron or Ted Kennedy.