Cristina Cruz holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Troy University and a master’s degree in Art Education from University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. She worked for over 20 years in the field of cultural diversity with children. Currently, she is a homeschool instructor and Summer Art Camp Coordinator at Crealde School of Art. In her spare time, she volunteers assisting Art classes for seniors and psychiatric patients, and runs different events for Crealde. She has two adult sons and lives in Winter Park with her husband.