Cristina Pacheco is an activist, producer, and strategic consultant based out of Los Angeles. Cristina has worked with local, state, and national organizations and movements at the intersection of civic engagement, social justice, and arts practice.
Previously, she served as the Vice President of Organizing at NationBuilder, a global software company that outfits movements and organizations with digital organizing software, where she lead field marketing initiatives and expanded company growth through strategic event efforts. She also led the RunForOffice.org initiative, a comprehensive database of elected offices in the U.S.
Previously, she served as the Director of Programs at Arts for LA, a regional arts advocacy organization serving Los Angeles County. During her time, she created the ACTIVATE Arts Advocacy Leadership Program, training community arts advocates in areas of policy, leadership, coalition building, and communication. Cristina was also instrumental in launching the ArtsVote campaign, providing a cadre of civic engagement opportunities to arts advocates across LA County, and produced the LA Convergence, an annual convening of arts and arts education leaders.
Before moving back to her hometown area of Los Angeles, Cristina studied and served in San Diego for nearly a decade. She worked with the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory as a community teaching artist and administrator with the Community Opus Project, a program designed to make music education accessible for students in Chula Vista, California. Her early career included serving as an event coordinator with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and organizing international service programming for students at Point Loma Nazarene University.
A life-long vocalist, Cristina is a featured soloist and founding board member of the Walnut Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale which serves the East San Gabriel Valley through community music programs. She also serves on the Executive Board for The Underground Museum and Get Lit - Words Ignite.
Cristina holds an M.A. in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego and a B.A. in Media Communications with a music minor from Point Loma Nazarene University.