Who is Cristina Garcia in the California State Assembly?

Cristina Garcia (politician) Cristina Garcia (born August 22, 1977) is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. She is a Democrat representing the 58th Assembly District, which encompasses parts of southeastern Los Angeles County, including her home city of Bell Gardens. She has served in the Assembly since 2012.

Where did Cristina Garcia go to high school?

Growing up, Garcia was a self-described math nerd. She went to Pomona College, where she studied both math and politics. She spent her junior year studying in Prague as the Czech Republic, after years of Soviet rule, took its first steps toward democracy in the wake of the Velvet Revolution.

When did Cristina Garcia get cleared of harassment charges?

In November of 2018, following an appeal by her accuser, a second investigation cleared Garcia of the key harassment charge while finding that she had broken unrelated rules of conduct. In January of 2019, Garcia was named to four Assembly committee assignments.

What did Cristina Garcia do to create a hostile work environment?

That created problems in 2018, when she was accused by a former staffer of then assembly member Ian Calderon of having groped him after a softball game. Members of her staff reportedly also said she created a hostile work environment, making them play spin the bottle.

Where does Cristina Garcia work as a writer?

She’s the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA grant, among others. García has taught at universities nationwide. Recently, she was a Visiting Professor at University of San Francisco and is now playwright-in-residence at Central Works Theater in Berkeley.

Where did Cristina Garcia Live as a child?

Garcia was raised in Bell Gardens, California one of a number of largely Latino working-class suburbs in Southeast Los Angeles County. Her parents, who were from Mexico, divorced when Garcia’s mother was pregnant with her.