Ms. Jajalla came to architectural lighting as a happy accident. She was planning to pursue a graduate degree in Architecture, but her research led her to the Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design program at Parsons The New School for Design. This sparked her curiosity. She also wanted to move out of the suburbs of Los Angeles to a big city. It felt like the right thing to do, and she hasn’t looked back once.
For her undergraduate studies, Kristina majored in Architecture and Community Design at the University of San Francisco. One of the core values of her alma mater is social justice and responsibility, and she continues to hold these values very close. She thinks about how she can apply and practice it through her work. Before lighting, Kristina worked for a manufacturer’s representative in the home and gift industry, helping with marketing, website, and graphic design.
When not lighting the world, Kristina enjoys cooking, brunching with friends, watching the Food Network, traveling, fitness classes, and walking to explore the city.
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