Cristina is a part of RPA’s Chicago’s advisory team. She supports a variety of advisory client engagements that include family, independent, and corporate foundations on issue research, grant reviews, and general operations of the Chicago office. Cristina enjoys researching issue areas for client work that continue to inform and shape her understanding of social impact work around the world.
Prior to RPA, Cristina spent almost four years in development for the Chicago Foundation for Education which provides grant, leadership, and professional development opportunities to Chicago public school teachers, and an internship with the Partnership for Public Service in Washington, D.C. coordinating sponsorships for the Service to America Medals which recognize the outstanding work of federal employees. Cristina also spent a year as a teaching assistant with AmeriCorps working at Tilden Career Community Academy in Chicago’s southwest side providing academic support to first year students.
Cristina is on the Steering Committee of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy’s Chicago chapter. Cristina received a B.A. in English from Bowdoin College. She serves as a volunteer mentor to current high school students with the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund and remains actively involved with her college as a regional admissions interview volunteer. Cristina enjoys traveling, playing recreational basketball, and cooking.