Program Event Coordinator
Cristina Archila was raised in Las Vegas, NV. She joined AmeriCorps in 2011 and moved to Minnesota, tutoring youth in pre-kindergarten through the Minnesota Reading Corps. After her two years of service, she was offered a position at the school she served with. She worked as a Kindergarten ParaEducator in Saint Paul Public Schools for nearly eight years thereafter. During her time with SPPS, her focus changed solely from early childhood education to racial equity and restorative justice within the education system itself, working to create fair, just, and equitable spaces. In her spare time, she enjoys what she likes to call the “urban outdoors.” Kayaking, biking, and hiking through the city are a few of her favorite past times. As the Program Event Coordinator, Cristina creates engaging, inclusive, and educational activities and events for our youth and alumni that fall within our four pillars, Lifelong Learning, Emotional Development, Community Connectivity, and Healthy Living.