Calista Smith


Calista Smith serves as an advisor on the Education Strategy Group’s Noncredit and Credit Alignment Lab.

Calista has served as project manager and lead consultant on change implementation projects including certificate and credential reviews for the Ohio Department of Higher Education, program of study technical assistance for the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, the Degrees When Due degree completion strategy for the Institute for Higher Education Policy. Before starting her consulting firm in 2011, Calista worked in career-tech education, management consulting, and philanthropy.

Smith holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and bachelor’s degrees in Communications and the Honors Program from Villanova University. She is also a credentialed project management professional.

She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and daughter.