Cristina currently serves as the Director of College and Career Success for CVEP Pathways to Success where she oversees the academic success and leadership development for three hundred plus Coachella Valley college students. She has spent the last 18 years working for higher educational institutions and nonprofits that focus on supporting first generation college-going students achieve their educational ambitions.
Cristina was raised in the Coachella Valley and graduated from Indio High School. She went on to attend the University of San Diego (USD) where she obtained a dual bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Communication Studies. She also holds a Master’s Degree in English from National University and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from UCR Extensions.
Cristina is also passionate about sharing her time with community organizations that help create a positive change. She presently serves as a Cantor and as the Music Coordinator for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. In addition to staying active with her career and community, Cristina and her husband, Dennis, are enjoying raising their two kids (Maleyna and Mak) and traveling.
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