Cristina is a fiction writer.  Her story "New Years in La Calera," published in PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 [originally in EPOCH Literary Magazine (Vol. 66 No. 3)], won the PEN/Robert J Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. She recently earned her M.A. in Creative Writing at UC Davis, and is at work on a collection of short stories. 

As an artist, her interests include editing (fiction and screenplays), acting (film), literary translation, and other forms of creative collaborations.  

She is also a freelance writer, editor, and tutor.