is a 19-year-old San Antonian native, pursuing a degree in Education at The University of the Incarnate Word, where she is also double minoring in Mathematics and Reading. In addition, she is in her second year with the Honors College Program. Calista plans to pursue her Master’s and Doctorate in Education.
In the Summer of 2019, Calista took on the role of Head Camp Counselor for an all-girls middle school camp called miniGEMS. She planned, created and taught the curriculum during the eight-week summer camp for more than 160 girls. Calista also led and coached the very first Tafolla Middle School First Lego League Robotics girls’ team that placed 4th out of 10 teams this past January. Calista’s passion is giving back and helping young girls in Title I schools who would not have opportunities otherwise in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Her service platform is to help educate and expose more girls to the STEM fields and provide hands-on experiences in engineering, coding, programming and robotics giving the girls opportunities to expand their dreams.