Krista Forsgren held the Assistant Director position until 2009 when she moved with her family to Atlanta, Georgia. She has a strong background in East Asian affairs. She started her formal study of Asia at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She continued her studies at Yale University, focuing on modern Chinese history while working for Chinese historian Jonathan Spence. Krista has worked in Asia and in the United States. She currently runs her own non-profit organization,Windows on Asia, an educational organization that aims to enhance awareness and understanding of Asia.