Krista Chinchilla serves as the Campus Minister for Catholic Social Concerns and Service at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana. In this role, she oversees service and immersion opportunities for undergraduate students. These experiences include domestic and international Alternative Breaks, weekly service opportunities, and communal days of service, all rooted in Catholic Social Teaching. Her favorite part of serving at Marian has been accompanying students in engaging issues of justice and learning about advocacy.
She earned an MA in Theology and Ministry from the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College and a BA in Theology and Psychology from Loyola Marymount University. Her Jesuit education has greatly influenced her passion for justice and her love for theology.
Krista was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala and raised in Southern California, two places that have significantly shaped her understanding of community. She is grateful for her family, who were the first to teach her about the importance of welcoming all to a table where bread is to be broken in unity.