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Cristina Nieves is the Associate Director of Common Cause Oregon.

Growing up as the daughter of a single mother who moved to the United States from Chile, Cristina naturally grew and understanding of power disparity, a tenacious passion for equity, and the right for everyone to participate in electing their leadership.

She previously worked for the City of Portland as a Senior Policy Advisor for Commissioner Amanda Fritz, where she worked with community members and elected officials to establish a public campaign finance system that would increase transparency and access to participating in the City’s elections.

Cristina has an educational background in Political Science, Media Communications, and Conflict Resolution.

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