Kristina Peralta

Kristina_WEBKristina Peralta is the Director of Education and Workforce Preparedness for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

Kristina previously worked as an elementary special education teacher in Bushwick, Brooklyn through the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. She next worked as a Community Advocate for the Asian Law Caucus’ Immigrant Rights Program, where she provided direct services to low-income immigrant communities in the Bay Area and created ASPIRE: Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education, an immigration advocacy group for DREAM Act students of Asian and Pacific Islander descent.  Kristina also worked at Stanford University as a Research Assistant on a project examining ways in which financial incentives for states and broad-access institutions can produce higher levels of college persistence and completion. Prior to joining the Leadership Group, she served as a Policy Analyst for San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, where she worked on Education and Gang Prevention initiatives for the City of San Jose.

Kristina is a proud Bay Area native and San Jose resident and received a B.A. in Sociology from UC Davis and an M.A. from Stanford University in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies. She is a 2015 New Leaders Council- Silicon Valley Fellow and serves on the Stanford Pilipino Alumni Network Leadership Board as the Mentorship Chair.