is currently a Theatre Teacher at Vassal Lane Upper School and the Amigos School in Cambridge. She has also worked as a teaching artist with American Repertory Theatre and Boch Center in Boston. Kristala holds an M.F.A. from Eastern Michigan University in the Drama and Theatre for the Young program, an M.A. in Theatre from Northwestern University, and a B.A. in Theatre from Kalamazoo College. Kristala moved to the Boston area with her family in 2018 after living, performing, and teaching throughout Michigan, Chicago, Los Angeles, Alabama, Maine and the DC/Maryland/Virginia area.