Kristina joined the California Conservation Corps’ (CCC) Executive Team in January 2023 as the CCC’s first Environmental Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Coordinator. Prior to this role, she was a Career Pathways & Transition Navigator at the CCC Delta Center in Stockton and supported more than 500 Corpsmembers in their career and education goals. Kristina was part of the CCC’s 2020-2021 Capital Collaborative for Race and Equity (CCORE) Learning Program and helped develop the agency’s first Racial Equity Action Plan (REAP).
Kristina’s priority as the inaugural JEDI Coordinator is to support CCC staff, Corpsmembers, and leadership by implementing initiatives that support diverse, equitable, and inclusive work and program environments. She is eager to bring her years of experience in partnership development, community building, and project management to shape and influence internal policies, procedures, and overall organizational culture. Prior to the CCC, Kristina worked in higher education for 12 years.
Kristina is proudly second-generation Filipino American, an older sister, and daughter of immigrant parents. She is a millennial, working parent, and educator at heart. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Science from the College of Education at California State University, Fullerton. She is currently a doctoral student with the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with a dual emphasis on Diversity and Equity and Human Resource Development. She resides in Calaveras County with her ever supportive husband and son.