Cristina Sada Segovia is currently a staff intern at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She assumed this role late-January 2022.
Cristina was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, but achieved her B.A. in Government at Lawrence University, a liberal arts college in Wisconsin. She took a special interest in political philosophy, authoritarianism vs culture, and comparative politics, successfully defending an undergraduate honors thesis on national identity-building and counter-culture tensions in Premier League Football.
Outside of academics, Cristina was Chief Operating Officer and Creative Director for a Mexico-Silicon Valley financial technology start-up focused on cryptocurrency-based remittances, managing banking partners and financials, and overhauling brand and product. Cristina has also done writing consulting work for Oxfam Mexico on Indigenous Women and small economic initiatives.