Cristina joined Resource Media in 2018 and brings 10+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and development management to the team. As Development Director, she supports Resource Media’s fundraising efforts and business development, assisting with proposals, helping steward relationships with funding partners, and working on organizational strategy. Cristina is focused on the intersectionality of social change and moves through this work with a strengths-based approach. She has a commitment to continual growth and learning around antiracism, equity, and justice, and is dedicated to exploring how the field of fundraising and philanthropy can be more community-centered and work towards wealth redistribution and decolonization.
Cristina is a proud first-generation college grad, having received her BA in anthropology from her hometown’s University of Nevada, Las Vegas, followed up by a year-long AmeriCorps service in Sacramento, California. Before joining Resource Media, Cristina began her career in nonprofit fundraising in Seattle at Pacific Science Center, followed by managing grants, corporate sponsorships, and institutional funder relationships at Artist Trust. Cristina has also participated in the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative “Turning Commitment into Action” racial equity learning cohort for arts and cultural organizations – helping contribute to the development of organizational assessments and a racial equity framework to better serve and amplify the work of marginalized communities.