Cristina helps foundations and other social sector organizations assess their progress, improve their internal processes, and optimize their capacity for organizational learning through data. Cristina is most inspired by opportunities to partner with organizations that focus on social betterment for vulnerable populations. She has extensive knowledge of culturally-responsive evaluation approaches, positive organizational psychology, and innovations in evaluation methodology.
In the past eight years prior to joining Engage R+D, Cristina worked as an independent consultant and contributed to research and evaluation efforts related to education, health, livelihood, and international development. Among other organizations, she has partnered with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, World Vision, Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Cristina is dedicated to furthering the evaluation field through sharing her knowledge gained through practical experience and empirical research. She is very interested in identifying appropriate evaluation approaches for specific cultural contexts, effective methods for delivering evaluative feedback, and unique applications for crowdsourcing in evaluation. She also presents regularly at evaluation conferences, domestic and abroad, and has published in peer-reviewed evaluation journals, such as the American Journal of Evaluation and Evaluation and Program Planning.