Meet Krista. Krista is the founder of “The Tacoma Women of Color Collective” (TWCC). Krista is the daughter of an immigrant from Mexico. She grew up in Oregon, and was the first one to graduate from college in her family. She has so many amazing accomplishments, and she’s still going. This last weekend was the opening of the TWCC. Learn more about Krista in the interview below.
Follower her on Instagram : @thetwcc
What is the Tacoma Women of Color Collective?
I want to create a platform for women of all color in the pierce county area. Cultivate a space for professional women to nurture the community, collaborate and share professional educational and life resources. I want us to all come together to create opportunities, and share resources.
What is your biggest challenge?
I believe in timing and that timing is everything. The saying “build it and they will come” – it is real. Every Single thing has worked out. I think my biggest challenge is myself. Getting out of my head, and knowing that I CAN do this.
What is the best part?
Getting to meet all of the women, and supporting them.
Do you have an average age for members of the TWCC?
20-60 – there is a large age range.
Lets learn more about Krista
Describe yourself in four words:
Aries or Fire sign, doer, leader, bring people together, I love challenging myself. (yes these aren’t four words – but we are both adults, and we can do what ever we want).
How long have you lived in Tacoma?
I have lived here for 3 years. My Boy Friend was born and raised here. We live in South Tacoma.
Did you go to college?
I graduated from UW Bothell. I got my degree in Law economics and public policy. I also have a culinary arts degree. My passion is building community. Creating an opportunity for everyone.
Do you have a favrorite restaurant in Tacoma?
El sabroso taqueria and El Rinconcito
Do you have a favorite bar in Tacoma?
Honestly, I am a really good bartender. I like to make a Tequila with pineapple or mango “bubly” (sparkle water) and lime.
What does favorite outfit look like?
Casual: black skinny jeans, white t-shirt and nikes or converse or vans
Dressy: biker look – skinny jeans, cute top, a motorcycle jacket and booties
What does your sense of humor look like?
I grew up in a big family. We love to roast each other.
Do you have any family traditions?
I love to travel, and going to restaurants with my family. I also think having meals together is so important.
Are you introvert and extrovert?
I am a double extrovert
Do you give back to Tacoma?
Creating connections for young women of color. I really want to collaborate and give back to other local organizations.
Tell me a story
People are important to me. My community is important to me. I have the heart of an entrepreneur. I have passion for the why and the how. I hope to make The TWCC a non profit, and touch the lives of as many women as possible.
Krista has a GOOD heart. She is passionate, caring, and the definition of a hard worker has her name in the dictionary. Krista is going to great things for the Tacoma community. I am excited to watch her grow, and be apart of her community events. Women like her are special. We both want to know and help our community. We want to help it grow, work together to benefit each other. I love Krista’s mission, and story. Its a success story. If you haven’t yet, follow her on Instagram for events and more!
❤ Until Next Time,