I was so sad to hear about this huge loss – Christa’s untimely passing. I have high admiration and fondness, and many warm memories from the joint meetings between our two networks, ISSA and DECET, where I got to know her over the years. Christa was a very special colleague: we all appreciated her warmth, always with a twinkle in her eyes, her integrity, her sharpness of thought, and her huge contributions on issues related to diversity, equity and quality for young children. She will continue to live in the hearts of all those who knew her and who continue this work, in which she put so much passion.