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Meet Cristina

Originally from Ecuador, Cristina came to the U.S. seeking specialized cancer treatment for her son, experiencing first-hand the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.  This experience changed her career path and turned into a passion for helping others with the disease.  She spent over a decade in nursing at Mayo Clinic, at both the Minnesota and Florida campuses.   Impacting patient care in a variety of areas, including oncology, Cristina served on many institutional committees in leadership positions.  “Overcoming cancer as a parent of a sick child changed my world view and priorities in life.  Even the smallest act of kindness and caring words received at a time of need can change the outlook of a cancer diagnoses.”

Education

  • Winona State University, Rochester, MN 
    Bachelor of Science, Nursing
  • University of Phoenix
    Master of Science in Nursing, Health Care Education
  • Registered Nurse, FL