Cristina Diaz-Torres
Manager of Communications and Special Projects

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.

As a student, Cristina attended public, public charter, and parochial schools giving her a unique understanding of the difficulties that schools face across sectors. She translated this experience into practice during her time as a high school math teacher 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  New England Patriots fan and can usually be found with her nose in a book or experimenting in her kitchen.

Cristina's expertise

  • Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Social, Emotional and Academic Development
  • Teacher Leadership, Teacher Voice and Career
  • Educator and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Communication and Advocacy

Top three bucket list items

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

Cristina likes

  • Doing Yoga in Mexico

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