Cristina is a fiction writer.  Her story "New Years in La Calera," published originally in EPOCH Literary Magazine (Vol. 66 No. 3), won a PEN America Award. She is pursuing an 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.