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Krista Herbstrith

Project Manager, SERC

Carleton College, W-SERC
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 222-4545

Collaboration is fundamental to SERC's work. Through its numerous partnerships with both institutions and individuals, SERC works to support educators through professional development, community organizing, workshops, web resources, and research. I work with faculty to manage projects involved with undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and work directly with our numerous advisory boards, cross-disciplinary working groups, and large and small grant project principle investigators. In addition, I am directly responsible for planning, development and implementation of marketing strategies, communications and outreach, and public relation activities on behalf of SERC and the executive office of the National Association of Geoscience Teacher's (NAGT) overarching mission to improve undergraduate geoscience and STEM education. Efforts recently have focused on the Earth Educators' Rendezvous, an event that will bring together researchers and practitioners working in all aspects of undergraduate Earth education, taking place this summer in Lawrence, KS.

SERC houses the national headquarters for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and I am pleased to provide membership and programming support for this organization. NAGT offers a rich array of programming for its members and the broader geoscience community, from awards and workshops to publications and teaching resources.


I came to SERC from Carleton's Educational Studies Department where I was responsible for administration of all department activities including student teaching placement, field experiences, and teacher certification. I am excited to continue working to improve education through all of SERC's and NAGT's many programs and projects that support educators.

My prior experience includes work in publishing, marketing and publicity, nonprofit administration, and environmental advocacy. I have served as a representative on the Staff at Carleton committee, was fortunate to be a part of one of the working groups for the most recent President's Strategic Planning process, and was an editor of the Carleton Weekly newsletter for faculty and staff. Most recent volunteer activities have included working on the fundraising committee for the Northfield Arts Guild and serving as a preliminary and finalist judge for the Minnesota Book Awards. I came to Carleton in 2006 shortly after moving to Northfield with my husband and two sons.


University of Minnesota-Twin Cities B.A. in Anthropology and Women Studies