Kristina Ortega holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Theological Studies and a certificate in Catholic School Administration from Loyola Marymount University and has taught Theology in Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles since 2001. Currently, Kristina is the JDEI (Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Coordinator and Service Coordinator at Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA. Outside of school, Kristina sits on two planning committees for the LA Religious Education Congress and also serves as a Minister of Liturgical Movement. Kristina contributed a chapter to the book “Creating Spaces for Women in the Catholic Church” edited by Sr. Sarah Kohles, OSF due out this summer.
Whatever lessons the future holds for all of us teachers or not, may we always remain open to the movement of the Holy Spirit, live a life of joy, find hope in the young people around us, and keep love at the center of all our relationships as Christ did.VIEW