Angola | Humphrey Fellow
- Cristina works for the Angolan Government as head of planning at the Cazenga, Sambizanga and Rangel Urban Renewal Office in Luanda. Also a writer and Lev’Arte Movement member, she created a debate program called Sharp Table, which builds public discourse and knowledge around themes such as human rights, climate change, environment, leadership, property rights, housing and citizen participation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture and a master’s degree in GIS from the Universidade Técnica in Lisbon, Portugal. At MIT, she will focus on the role of community leaders, public participation and local media broadcasting in urban planning.