Cristina has dedicated her career to ensuring access to quality sexual and reproductive health services in Latin America. After completing her MPH at Tulane University, she moved to Mexico in 2003 where she founded the Luna Maya birth centers in Chiapas and Mexico City. She has worked with several international networks and the World Health Organization to create a global definition and standards for Midwifery Centers and the integration of midwifery into healthcare systems. She currently works to strengthen maternal health in primary and secondary level in Afghanistan. Cristina´s Doctoral project focused on understanding “The Impact and Social Response to COVID-19 in Chelsea, MA.” She currently works supports grass roots efforts in COVID-19 prevention and mitigation in Chelsea MA.