Christina is a bilingual/bicultural Latinx woman, born and raised in the Portola and Excelsior Districts of San Francisco. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in the History of Latin America and received her MA in Political Science from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. She has over 20 years of experience in family engagement, youth development, and education policy work both in the US and abroad. She is a founding member of the New School of San Francisco and has worked in long-standing San Francisco organizations, such as Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. This will be her third time being on staff at Coleman – her first was from 2002-2003, and her second was from 2011-2015. She was also part of the Coleman Board of Directors from 2015-2022. In her spare time, Christina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, dancing, cooking, and challenging herself to find the best nachos in the city (Farolitos on 24th St).