After leaving the Central Valley, Krys got her undergraduate degree at University of San Francisco, and a Masters at Mills College in Oakland, California. She successfully balanced a business as an optical industry consultant with the challenges of raising two sons for over 25 years.
She gives a lot of energy to several philanthropic, educational and advocacy organizations. She was Past President of the Piedmont League of Women Voters, and a sustainer in the East Bay Junior League. She served for ten years on the Board of Directors for EdSource, an independent, non-partisan organization that works to engage Californians on key education challenges with the goal of enhancing learning success.
Krys has been actively involved in the American Association of University Women, an organization empowering women and girls since 1881, advancing equity for women and girls through education and training, economic security and leadership. She served several terms on the National Board of Directors, as the national Membership chair, and on the national public policy committee. At the state level she served as a past California State President.