Cristina is Director of Government Relations at the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA). Her portfolio includes privacy, emerging technologies (Internet of Things, self-driving cars, etc.), e-marketing (anti-spam law, etc.), competition issues and interest-based advertising. Cristina has over 10 years experience in government affairs and public policy.
At CMA, she also manages the Privacy and Data Advisory Committee which provides a forum of discussion among privacy experts on privacy-related issues that affect trust in the marketplace.
Cristina currently serves as Board Director and Chair of the Marketing Committee to the Public Affairs Association of Canada. Most recently, she also served as co-chair of the Toronto chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Prior to joining CMA, Cristina worked for the Government of Ontario, Canada Media Fund, and the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. She was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Toronto where she taught European politics.
Cristina is a Certified Privacy Professional (CIPP/C). She holds an MA in International Affairs from the Munk School of Global Affairs (University of Toronto), and a certificate in Digital Marketing from the Canadian Marketing Association.