Cristina moved to Texas to be with and help her aging parents transition into retirement. She was fortunate to be raised in the diverse and ever-changing city of San Francisco. Growing up in San Francisco opened her to a lifetime of adaptation, open-mindedness, acceptance of people and things that make us all individuals. She lived in California's capital city of Sacramento, where she began her journey in the optical world. She is of Central American heritage and bilingual, being fluent in Spanish. She looks forward to the new adventures that life in Texas will bring her.