Events Manager at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Cristina Ibarra is Events Manager at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival in San Francisco. She specializes in bringing art experiences to diverse populations and sparking human connection through culture. Cristina has worked with various arts organizations, including ArtSpan, the Red Poppy Art House, MAPP (Mission Arts Performance Project), and Oakland-based LATE NITE ART. She is a member of APAP’s Emerging Leadership Institute, Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA), and Women’s Audio Mission (WAM). Cristina is an advisory board member for Emerging Arts Professionals SF/Bay Area, and is committed to manifesting equity in arts leadership. In her spare time (yeah right!), she enjoys gardening, performing with local musicians, and teaching Cuban-style salsa.