From her early research in cultural anthropology to subsequent work in management consulting, Krista Baptista has always been engaged around ways to do things better and empower entrepreneurs to use new skills and tools. Combining this background with an interest in international development led her to DAI and, specifically, to ways that information and communication technology (ICT) and geospatial tools can be integrated into development work.
Krista leads the ICT/Geospatial Services team for DAI’s Office of Information and Management Technology. She is responsible for designing, managing, and supporting ICT and geospatial deliverables for DAI projects and for overseeing the team. She is also responsible for DAI’s ICT and geospatial strategy, identifying and negotiating with key partners and consultants, and supporting related new business efforts. Previously at DAI, she worked in knowledge management, marketing, and business development. In 2006, Krista was Team Leader for the Microenterprise Results Reporting project, where she was responsible for managing a database-driven initiative that collected and reported on global microfinance data.