Krista Sabados

Krista Sabados is a senior program manager at JFF. Ms. Sabados works across major high school improvement and teaching and learning initiatives at JFF, including Pathways to Prosperity, Early College Designs, and Linked Learning. She is thrilled to use her role to improve education quality and career pathways in charter schools and community colleges throughout California, her home state.

Ms. Sabados joined JFF with over 10 years of education and nonprofit experience. Since 2009, she was the associate director of education and education resource manager at YouthBuild USA. In these roles, she facilitated YouthBuild USA’s Teacher Fellows, a learning community of high school and GED instructors; led education-related training at YouthBuild conferences and webinars; developed and curated YouthBuild’s online education resources; and provided technical assistance and grant management to schools participating in YouthBuild’s Postsecondary Pathways to Success Initiative.

Prior to joining YouthBuild, Ms. Sabados served as a researcher, instructor, and grant writer for organizations such as College Summit, Project Zero, Clovis Unified School District, and the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education. 

Ms. Sabados holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a master's degree in human development and psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education.