Cristina is from Vermont, and did her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Public Policy at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in upstate New York. Before starting her PhD in Sociology here at UW-Madison, Cristina spent a year in Vietnam on a Fulbright Research Fellowship, and spent two weeks in a rural province last spring looking at how not-for-profits focusing on development interact at the local level. She spent her summer here in Madison writing a Masters thesis about this project, and is now in her 3nd year of the Sociology PhD program. While her academic interests are broadly gender and economic development, she spends her free time doing yoga, bicycling, and playing with her dog Ethel. She's been a TA for 209 before and is super excited to be TA-ing it again.
Cristina will be a teaching assistant for the following course this semester: