Cristina comes to this work with over 10 years of experience in educational programming for non-profits with a specific focus on creating curricula for training programs on issue-based campaigns and youth leadership development. Her experience began in her home city of El Paso, Texas where she organized and educated the El Paso community on LGBTQ issues and assisted youth with organizing Gay-Straight Alliances at their high schools. Cristina continued her work on engaging youth by working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of New Mexico where she created youth educational programming on DWI and underage drinking prevention. Prior to working at Consumers Union, she was the Deputy Director of Training and Consumer Education, where she developed curricula and facilitated trainings and community workshops across the country on consumer-related issues and trained young adults on economic policy impacting millennials.
Cristina proudly hails from El Paso, Texas. She has a Bachelor’s in Communications Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master’s, in Educational Leadership and Organizational Learning, from the University of New Mexico.