A 2004 graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A., Psychology), Chloé Risto was a member of the varsity cheerleading squad. Risto served as the head coach for cheerleading at WashU from 2005-07, before heading to graduate school at Indiana University (M.S., Higher Education Student Affairs).
Upon returning to St. Louis in 2011, she joined head coach Natalie LaFranzo as one of the Assistant Coaches. Risto assists LaFranzo in the recruitment and coaching of cheerleaders, as well as in the development of the program and safety standards. She has completed the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrator’s (AACCA) Safety Certification Program.
Risto currently works fulltime for the American Youth Foundation as the Director of Alumni Communications and Events.