Cristina Diaz-Torres joined the Arlington School Board in 2021 and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board. A former teacher and education policy specialist, she is a longtime advocate for students in Arlington and has previously served on several key Arlington School Board and County Board commissions. Cristina is a proud, bilingual and bi-cultural Latina born in Boston and raised between New England and her family’s native San Juan, Puerto Rico. She later became an education policy consultant supporting school districts, state education agencies, and education organizations across the country. Cristina works at a leadership development organization, helping civic and elected leaders eradicate educational inequities across the country.