Christina “Christi” Garcia was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Christi graduated from UTEP, having obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Sociology in the fall of 2010. Christi joined various organizing efforts as an undergraduate student who saw many injustices in the community, and helped create a grass roots group, Peace and Justice Sin Fronteras, who organized and held a peaceful demonstration “A Day of Action” in the Anapra border in 2011, shining light on extreme issues that continue to affect the borderland.
Christi has been part of the Las Americas team since 2009, first starting as an intern and being hired as a case worker under the Crime Victims Program in 2011. Christi currently directs the Crime Victims Program, and provides legal representation to immigrant victims of domestic abuse, human trafficking and other qualifying crimes, while providing valuable support to other staff members.
Christi is dedicated to the duty of advocating and defending Las Americas’ clients rights, while ensuring equality and justice. In 2017, Christi was the honoree of the El Paso Young Lawyers Association Liberty Bell Award in El Paso as a result of her contribution to the El Paso legal community.
Christi is a first generation U.S. born citizen, college/university graduate and professional.
“I am proud to say that I come from a humble background. I am 100% fronteriza, which is open to interpretation.”