Cristina Diaz-Torres
Analyst

Cristina conducts research and policy analysis to support clients in creating systems that allow students and teachers to thrive. She holds a deep belief that education is the single most effective way to break down systemic barriers and create a society that is fair and inclusive for all.

Cristina attended six different schools between K-12 including public, public charter, and schools giving her a unique understanding of the difficulties that schools face. She translated this experience into practice during her time as a Teach For America corps member in Las Vegas, Nevada where she taught Geometry and founded an AP Statistics program. After leaving the classroom, Cristina served as a Legislative Fellow in the Office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse where she worked on ESSA implementation, college and career readiness and workforce development strategies.

Cristina has a BA from New York University with dual majors in Economics and History and an M.Ed. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas specializing in Secondary Mathematics. She is a huge New England Patriots fan and can usually be found with her nose in a book or experimenting in her kitchen.

Cristina's expertise

  • Research, Program Analysis & Program Strategy
  • College & Career Ready Expectations
  • Teacher Leadership, Teacher Voice & Career
Pathways
  • Quality School Options & Governance
  • Teaching and Learning Strategy

Top three bucket list items

  • Eat my way around the world
  • Hike a mountain on every continent
  • Run a marathon

Cristina likes


  • Doing Yoga in Mexico

  • With my gigantic (and loud!) Puerto Rican family