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Cristina Rivera

Director of Engagement, Young Invincibles

Cristina has over 10 years of experience in educational programming for non-profits with a specific focus on creating curricula for training programs on issue-based campaigns and youth leadership development. Her experience began in her home city of El Paso, Texas where she organized and educated the El Paso community on LGBTQ issues and assisted youth with organizing Gay-Straight Alliances at their high schools. Cristina continued her work on engaging youth by working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of New Mexico where she created youth educational programming on DWI and underage drinking prevention. Cristina worked as a Community Training Specialist at the Advocacy arm of Consumer Reports where she built member engagement training programs and consumer education workshops on a variety of issue areas. She now serves as the Director of Engagement for Young Invincibles, where she leads the young adult engagement strategy for and supports the programs in YI’s regional offices. Cristina also serves on a volunteer capacity as the Board President for the Borderland Rainbow Center (El Paso's LGBTQ Center). She has a Bachelor’s in Communications Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master’s, in Educational Leadership and Organizational Learning, from the University of New Mexico. On her spare time, Cristina enjoys cooking (she sells a mean pozole verde during the holidays), spending time with her dog, Churro (#chucotownchurro), and her family.

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