Cristina is responsible for directing all functional areas of grants management for the Skoll Fund, Skoll Foundation and the Skoll Global Threats Fund and ensures efficient and effective systems, processes and policies to support the Foundation’s mission. She has extensive experience with both domestic and international grantmaking and frequently presents on technology, grants management best practices, and legal compliance. She was one of the first employees of the Skoll Foundation.
Prior to joining the foundation, Cristina spent several years in internet and new media industry focusing on content delivery and user interface design. She worked at Stanford University as an online producer and at Walt Disney Internet Group GO.com as an information architect.
Cristina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women and Gender Studies and a minor in Film Studies from the University of California at Davis. Her interest led her to South Korea, where she studied and worked at a national organization promoting gender equality and women’s rights.
Cristina currently serves on the advisory council and committee of NGOsource and Technology Affinity Group. From 2009-2013, she served on the board of directors of the Grants Managers Network (GMN), the nation’s leading association dedicated to advancing the knowledge and skills of grants management professionals, and as co-chair of the Northern California Grants Managers Network from 2006-2008. She was also a principal contributor to the GM Guide, a comprehensive online publication on best practices in grants management.