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Meet Krysten Foster - New to APWA-MN

November 15, 2022

Meet Krysten Foster - New to APWA-MN

Name: Krysten Foster
Age: 37
Employed with: MnDOT State Aid
Number of years employed with current organization: 2 years
Past employment: Lake and Cook counties, MnDOT, CTS and various consultants
Years active in APWA/MN Chapter: New!
LinkedIn Profile URL (if applicable): www.linkedin.com/in/ksaatela
Originally from: Mt. Iron, MN
Family: Husband, daughter (1), and our dog, Stella
Most challenging Public Works project you have been involved with: In 2021, St. Louis County and MnDOT collaborated to deliver Minnesota's first "bridge bundle" through FHWA's Cooperative Highway Bridge Program.
Most enjoyable Public Works project you have been involved with: During my first season at Lake County Highway Department, our team administered the construction of the Beaver Bay wayside along the Highway 61 and Superior National Forest scenic byways.
Favorite Restaurant: Either Geja's Cafe in Chicago or Ishnala Supper Club in Wisconsin
Favorite Vacation you’ve been on: One of my best friends got married in Estes Park a few years ago.
Hobbies/Extra-curricular activities: Camping, hiking, traveling, and trying new restaurants
At some point in my life, I would most like to: Venture on a Viking world cruise
Is there something about you that we would find surprising (e.g., are you a pilot, do you volunteer as a clown, are you a master gardener, etc.)? I enjoy volunteering as a FIRST Robotics Judge. It's inspiring to be part of mentoring the next generation of STEAM leaders.

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