Cristy is a new Vermonter, recently moving to Brattleboro from the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She is the Research and Outreach Specialist SerVermont AmeriCorps VISTA member with BDCC for the 2020-21 year. Cristy is a 2020 Carleton College graduate, receiving a B.A. in Economics, her main area of interest in school was Economic research as it relates to environmental and social sustainability. Her senior thesis investigated the value of green open space in the City of Saint Paul in Minnesota.

Cristy was born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico until the age of 10 when she and her family moved to Minnesota. Outside of service she runs for fun, finds new hikes in the area, learns new recipes and spends time with her dog, Derby.