María Cristina González Arias
Cristina joins OVE as Communications Specialist in August 2020. She is a national of Costa Rica, with a Master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Film and Television Production from Boston University. She brings over 15 years of experience in various communication roles, including most recently 5 years at the IDB in the Costa Rica Country Office and the Integration and Trade Sector. Cristina has also worked as Communications Manager for Costa Rica’s Export Promotion Agency (PROCOMER), and as a consultant for the World Bank, within divisions such as the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), as well as the State of the Nation Program in her home country. Her journalistic career began in Atlanta, GA as a news writer and editorial assistant for CNN en Español and CNNenEspañol.com.