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Cristina Martinez Istillarte  she/her
LUNA Program Manager


Cristina Martinez Istillarte, originally from Spain, has been part of the New Orleans community for over 5 years. Cristina earned a bachelor’s degree in Translation and Intercultural Communication in Spain, a M.A in Spanish at Florida Atlantic University and will soon complete her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at Tulane University where she has been teaching Spanish, Literature, and Film courses for almost 6 years. She has also been advising and teaching first generation students at Loyola University for 2 years. As an educator, facilitator, and cultural researcher Cristina has dedicated the last 9 years to social justice, diversity, and inclusivity in higher education.


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