Krithika Prashant left her home at age 21 and stepped onto American soil. Finding herself so far from home, Krithika found great support in her husband and strength in four values her parents instilled in her--hard work, positive attitude, humility, and staying grounded without compromising her principals. A completely self-made woman, these four pillars have served her well.
The former Senior Communications Specialist with the Mayor’s office will be launching Krithika Prashant Consulting to do freelance work. Two of her projects include the Olympic City USA Taskforce and the Mayor’s Young Professionals Taskforce. In addition, she sits on several boards, including the Colorado Springs Rising Professionals, and was the winner of the 2017 Young Professional of the Year award. Mayor John Suthers says, “I have never seen Krithika have a bad day or show up without a smile on her face. She is undaunted by obstacles and has a positive attitude.”
Along with three masters degrees, Krithika holds diplomas in Indian Classical Dance, Voice, Violin, and Tabla. She teaches these disciplines at her studio in Flying Horse and plans to open a second location on the south side this year. In 2016, Krithika won the Best Dancer of the Year Award from the Pikes Peak Arts Council. She is passionate about her work with the COS Conservatory for children and young adults with special needs. A mom herself, Krithika is committed to resetting her personal priorities to allow spending as much time as she can with her daughter, instilling the same values that were instilled in her. Across generations, this inspiring mom, artist, and professional is leading by example.