Krys Standley holds a M.S. in Community Health and Prevention Sciences, and a B.A. in Psychology, both from the University of Montana, and is certified as a health education specialist. She began working with the RTC:Rural in 2017 as a graduate research assistant, and completed her master's thesis on an RTC project, evaluating the effects of a health-promotion intervention on health behavior change, personal sense of meaning, and hope.
In her work, she uses qualitative and quantitative research methods and participatory research processes. Her research interests include rural health and community participation.
Krys lived in rural and remote parts of Montana before moving to Missoula in 2013. Prior to joining the RTC:Rural, she worked with at-risk youth populations.