Cristina López G. was born and raised in El Salvador, where she received an undergraduate law degree from Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios (ESEN) and led a non-profit that promotes youth participation in politics and activism. She’s been a weekly op-ed columnist for a main Salvadoran newspaper since 2010. She moved to Washington, DC in 2012 to pursue a masters in public policy from Georgetown University. After completing her degree, Cristina joined Media Matters for America as a researcher of Hispanic and Spanish-language media, focused on media coverage of immigration policies. She eventually became the organization’s Deputy Director for Extremism, leading its research into extremism and disinformation that proliferate on tech platforms. She’s fluent in Spanish and memes.