Krysty Thomas Bio
Krysty was elected Alternate Regional Executive Vice President at the at the PSAC Prairie Region Triennial Convention in June 2021.
She works as a Molecular Microbiology Research Technician where she studies study all things cow excrement, with a focus on the human pathogen E. coli O157:H7. She supports the work of a research scientist by writing scientific reports, editing peer reviewed manuscripts, and helps to prepare research proposals. She also helps to facilitate the on boarding of students, postdoctoral fellows and international visitors.
Krysty first became involved in PSAC 11 years ago, when she was encouraged by a co-worker to attend, ‘Young Workers in Action’ course in Edmonton. It was during this workshop that she was introduced to the structure of PSAC and how the component fit into the bigger picture which lent itself to a newfound appreciation for the great work of PSAC to advance workers’ rights in the local workplace but for all workers across Canada.
She serves in a variety of capacities including, Local AGR 30048, Lethbridge Regional Women’s Committee Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. Area Council President, Alberta Representative for National Agriculture Human Rights Committee, Alternate Southern Alberta Regional Vice President – Agriculture Union, and PSAC Vice President to Alberta Federation of Labour.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences and a Masters of Science degree in molecular microbiology from the University of Lethbridge. She is a graduate of PSAC’s Union Development Program. Additionally, she was a delegate in 2015 to the PSAC’s Social Justice Fund to Guatemala.
Krysty has two young children and in her spare time she loves road cycling and cross-country skiing with her family.
Mantra: “If you do what is easy, your life will be hard, if you do what is hard, your life will be easy”