Hey there- I'm Kristina! A queer communications and media loving NYer looking to have progressive policy impact through storytelling.
Most recently, I was communications director on Felicia Singh's campaign to flip the last Republican-held city council seat in Queens. Her Democratic primary win was historic.
In October, in addition to being communications director for Felicia Singh's campaign, I joined NYC-DSA's #TaxiTheRich state-wide campaign's communications team as the video lead - filming, editing and overseeing production of video.
Filmmaker | Content Creator | Strategist
owner of queer production company called kids on rocks productions.
I went to NYU, got a bachelor of music, and learned a whole lot about storytelling.
A few years after college, I realized I was queer, and suddenly I saw the reality of what is centered in this country: white, heteronormative, and patriarchal ‘values’.
I realized that changing hearts and minds through stories is vital, but so is policy change. Some folks don’t have a change of heart in time to meet a moment, and that’s why we need policies that protect and liberate all people.
Now, I'm most interested in working within the intersection of storytelling and policy change.
In 2019, I was photographer and video content creator for the launch and the final month of the Cabán For Queens DA campaign. I was filming on the trail, editing videos and photos in moving cars and captioning videos in makeshift offices. I am always looking for more ways to create message-driven media intended to help stimulate and steer national conversation.
Other work includes documentary film, video content creation at Signature Theatre, and filming interviews with folks like Gloria Steinem, Roxanne Gay, Kara Swisher, Cecile Richards, Alicia Garza and Raquel Willis at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit, video production and live audio at Columbia University, music videos, live concerts and stage productions.
Work has screened at festivals including OutWeb Fest, Big Apple Film Festival, Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival, Paris Short Film Festival and the (IN) Justice Film Festival. My video and photography work has also been featured in outlets like ATTN, Rebel HQ, The Nation, RevryTV, NowThis, GO Mag, Curve Mag, Univision, NY1, Queens Chronicle, and OUTtv.
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Reach out for collabs: email@example.com