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Board of Advisors

Krista Canfield McNish

Krista Canfield is a 2003 graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communication and the Whitman School of Management with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Finance.

Canfield was in charge of corporate communications at Gogobot, a company that connects travelers with advice and reviews, from 2014 - 2016. More than 16 million people used Gogobot to plan and research places to go in the last year. Prior to joining Gogobot she spent nearly seven years working on corporate, consumer and trade communications at LinkedIn. She also led communications efforts related to LinkedIn's expansion into international markets.

She has been closely involved with the iSchool since 2012, when she joined the School’s Board of Advisors. While at LinkedIn, Canfield worked with the iSchool to regularly host students on the School’s Spring Break in Silicon Valley trip, where Syracuse University students are exposed to the startup and technology culture of California’s Bay Area. That tradition has continued at Gogobot, where the 2015 Spring Break trip also made a stop.

In 2013 and 2014, Canfield was recognized by Business Insider as one of the 50 best public relations people in the technology industry. She was also the World Technology Network’s 2014 World Technology Award winner in the marketing communications category.

Born in Washington, D.C., Canfield grew up in Syracuse’s Onondaga Hill neighborhood, and is a graduate of Westhill High School.