Cristina oversees the Council’s marketing and outreach strategy, implements a digital media strategy, and amplifies the research and events of the Council. Cristina started with the National Women’s Business Council back in 2014 as the Special Assistant.
Prior to joining NWBC, Cristina was a development assistant for the Metropolitan Policy Center at The Brookings Institution. She has also worked at the White House as the Associate Director of Hispanic Media, the University of Texas at Austin Psychology Department, interned for the White House Office of the First Lady with the Office of the Social Secretary, served as Running Start Star Fellow in the office of Rep. Linda Sanchez, completed the Bus Project’s ten-week fellowship 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 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Cristina is Pacific Standard 2017 30 top thinkers under 30 and a graduate of the American University Women and Politics Institute’s WeLead Program, Class of 2015-2016. She is also a mentor of the Bill Archer Fellowship Program and the Weslaco East High School Mentoring Program. Cristina graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with Honors and a Bridging Disciplines Human Rights and Social Justice Certificate. She was born and raised in Weslaco, Texas, a small city on the Texas-Mexico border.