Cristina is a consultancy executive specializing in emerging technologies and innovative best practices in the water sector. While most of her career has been working with utilities and technologists, Cristina has managed projects from inception to delivery that required collaboration with contractors, engineering consultants, treatment plant operators, manufacture sales representatives, electric utility representatives, industry associations, etc. Through this experience, Cristina has developed a strong network of trusted relationships with varying stakeholders and has established a unique competency in the commercial, technical, and regulatory aspects of the industry.
As President of Isle’s North American business, she manages a team that supports the most progressive water utilities in their interest to identify, evaluate, and engage best available solutions that drive value to their services and business operations. Cristina’s recent efforts have been focused on the development of programs and processes that maximize utilization of utility resources and engagement around innovation. Further, facilitating an assessment of needs, identifying, evaluating and integrating technical solutions that respond to top priorities has been an integral part of how she works with water sector leaders today.
Cristina is passionate about communicating the value of water in her community and is often seen recruiting the next water professional in her everyday interactions (grocery store, gym, Lyft/Uber rides, you name it!). Cristina is also enthusiastic about elevating the visibility of women entrepreneurs in the water sector. She volunteers for her local Water For People chapter and the American Water Works Association’s sub-committee on Innovation. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and cycling.
She graduated (summa cum laude) from Vermont Law School with a Masters in Environmental Law, emphasis in Energy, and received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Emphasis in Global Business Management, from California State University. Cristina has been recognized by Water and Wastewater Digest as a top leader in 2016 and 2018 and is a graduate of the Water Environment Federation’s Water Leadership Institute 2015 class.