Kristina graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology and a double minor in Chicanx Studies and Disability Studies. As Outreach and Leadership Team Assistant, Kristina helped formulate the Emerging Leaders Program alongside Gilda and Miguel to provide self-advocates and family-advocates the skills necessary to become leaders in their communities and state to advocate for systemic changes.

She is currently working on her medical school application and plans to apply the next cycle. In the future, she would love to co-own a medical clinic that will cater towards people with low incomes and people with developmental disabilities in helping transition away from the medical model of disability and creating a space where all patients and families feel seen and heard.