CHRISTINA MARQUEZ, M.A. (she/her), is committed to promoting resilience amongst historically marginalized communities through supporting the development and implementation of trauma-informed community programs and systems. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis with a double major in Psychology and Chicana/o Studies in 2010. Christina proceeded to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University which she obtained in 2017.
Christina has over 15 years of experience providing direct services as a community educator. She has worked with children in primarily educational settings, serving children of all ages across the developmental lifespan, from as young as 18 months up to 24 years old. Recognizing the impact of trauma on developmental outcomes, Christina expanded her reach beyond the children she was working with and began to teach psycho-educational programs to children and their parents– addressing the interpersonal challenges that trauma experiences present for relation dynamics within family systems. Today, Christina works as an administrator for the Los Angeles County Office of Education Head Start and Early Learning division.