Stories by Cristina Garza
Cristina Garza is the director of social impact for the Mission Economic Development Corporation. She’s based in Mission, Texas, a town in the Rio Grande Valley on the U.S.-Mexico border. She curates and leads all STEAM and entrepreneurship initiatives for this EDC, and through this work commits herself improving the financial mobility of area residents, and fostering community and economic development through technology and art. Among the programs she founded are Web of Women, an initiative to teach technical skills to women professionals, and Career Readiness and Empowerment of Women (CREW), a multidisciplinary internship that trains young high-school women to serve as leaders in STEM and entrepreneurship. She is also a 2017 Next City Vanguard.