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Special Assistant & Scheduler
Cristina Flores oversees scheduling and office operations for the Council. She also assists with policy and media projects, helps conduct the outreach and engagement strategy, and supports the NWBC’s Executive Director.
Prior to joining NWBC, Cristina was a development assistant for The Brookings Institution, where she worked with the Development Team at the Metropolitan Policy Center. At the Center, she assisted to obtain private donations, identify, cultivate, steward and solicit existing and additional donors, managed fundraising goals in accordance with the budget, and managed the Metro Engagements Initiative tracker. Previously, she was a Running Start Star Fellow in the office of Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-CA. This fellowship focused on empowering young women to run for office by interning for a female Member of Congress.
In 2013, Cristina was an intern for the White House’s Office of the Social Secretary, where she helped coordinate events including all the Second Inaugural events. She also completed the Bus Project’s ten-week fellowship on electoral and grassroots organizing as a PolitiCorps Summer Fellow, the Texas Governor's Fellowship Program at the Criminal Justice Division and interned with Criola, an NGO dedicated to empowering women and girls with a focus on women’s entrepreneurship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Cristina received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with Honors, a Bridging Disciplines Human Rights and Social Justice Certificate and a Business Foundations Certificate from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013.