Cristina Tzintzún is the founder and Executive Director of the Jolt Initiative that is winning Latinos in Texas the power and respect they deserve. She is a nationally recognized advocate and leader in the Latino and immigrant rights fields. She was named “Hero of the New South” by Southern Living Magazine and one of the top ten changemakers in the Lone Star State by the Texas Observer and hailed by the New York Times for her success with Workers Defense
Project (WDP). At just 24, Cristina co-founded WDP and helped pass half a dozen local and state laws to protect the rights of hundreds of thousands of workers. Cristina is the author of the book “Presente! Latino Immigrant Voices in the Struggle for Racial Justice” and other works on race, class and gender.
Jolt seeks to build a stronger democracy and state by increasing the civic participation of Latinos.