Krista Bailey, Director
Krista’s work with IU South Bend's Center for a Sustainable Future began in 2008 as a graduate student studying sustainable urban food systems. After graduating, she became the Center’s Assistant Director, helping to develop curriculum, teaching classes, facilitating community workshops and events, working with student interns, and coordinating the Center’s online presence. After 2 ½ years, she accepted a position with the City of South Bend as the first Sustainability Coordinator in the Office of Sustainability. In that role, she led community outreach and education initiatives and coordinated the development of sustainability goals and objectives for the Office and for the Green Ribbon Commission. She returned to the Center in 2016 as Director of the Center.
Previous professional experience is in the areas of community development and environmental education, including as Director of the Elkhart EnviroCorps AmeriCorps program in Elkhart, Indiana, which developed and implemented scores of environmental education, restoration, and volunteer projects.