Cristina Mata is a Marine Corps (Ret.) veteran who served for 8 years as an Intelligence Analyst. Cristina did a 13-month long deployment with 1st MLG to Al-Taqaddum, Iraq. Cristina was stationed at MCAS Miramar, Camp Pendleton, Quantico VA., and MCAGCC 29 Palms. Since her retirement, Cristina has earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish from St. Edward’s University and is currently finishing a master’s degree in counseling from St. Edward’s University.
Cristina lives with her partner Justin and his two cats Hemingway and Mowgli. Cristina finds enjoyment in physical activity, good food, and learning new things.