Callista received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from the University of New Mexico in 2013, and graduated with Honors upon completing the UNM Psychology Honors Program. After completion of this degree, Callista volunteered at an animal welfare organization, where she assisted with the care and training of dogs. She also began to hone her administrative professional skills by working at the University of New Mexico as an Administrative Assistant for the University of New Mexico’s Dean of Students Office in October 2014, and later joined the University of New Mexico’s Honors College in October 2015. Currently, Callista works diligently as a web consultant and developer, and one day wishes to design video games. In the summer of 2015, Callista married her husband, Walter, and she spends much of her time with him and their two dogs, Bjorn and Freki.