VP - Education
Cristina has almost 20 years of experience in the education field and has worked with schools, ranging from elementary school to universities, around the world.
Locally, Cristina taught at Saratoga High School and Henry M. Gunn High School, where she has been teaching math since 2006, as well as Saint Francis High School, where she bootstrapped, designed, and developed the school’s innovation and applied learning program. Cristina is also the Manager of Curriculum Development at Santa Clara University’s Bronco Venture Accelerator, where she works with Silicon Valley founders as they develop and grow their start-ups. She is a volunteer as a logic guest lecturer for the Logic for All Program at Stanford University, a school board trustee for Saint Andrew’s School, and has been a seminar speaker at the Wharton School of Business, where she also reviewed business content targeted towards high schools before it was published.
In 2014, Cristina founded the BEAM Program (Business, Entrepreneurship, and Math), an international educational program for high schools where students learn how math applies to real-life business scenarios through curriculum developed in partnership with leading firms, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst&Young, then have the opportunity to apply for internships at companies in the BEAM network.
Cristina is featured as a Notable Alumni at Santa Clara University for her work with the BEAM Program. She holds degrees in Mathematics and Marketing, teaching credentials in Mathematics and Business, and Masters Degree in Education Technology from Santa Clara University, as well as a certificate for teaching business to high school students from the Wharton School of Business.