Cristina is a board director of DFAT Council on Australia-Latin America Relations, director of Beyond Zero Emissions and Multicultural NSW, Vice President of the Australia-Brazil Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Stakeholder Committee of Endeavour Energy. She chairs the Coalition for Conservation and is an active member of the Liberal Party as Vice President of NSW Women’s Council, and Secretary of the NSW Energy and Environment Policy Branch. She is also an entrepreneur, having founded SalDoce Fine Foods, an award-winning food company which manufactures allergen sensitive foods, and is a co-owner of the organic foods retail chain Naked Foods. Cristina is passionate about the environment, female empowerment, and diversity. She holds degrees from the University of London, the University of Sydney, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.