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 huge New England Patriots fan and can usually be found with her nose in a book or experimenting in her kitchen.
- Research, Program Analysis and Program Strategy
- College and Career Ready Expectations
- Teacher Leadership, Teacher Voice and Career Pathways
- Quality School Options and 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
Doing Yoga in Mexico
With my gigantic (and loud!) Puerto Rican family