Alumna Returns to IWA as Advancement Associate

For many IWA alumnae, the first decade after graduation  is filled with college adventures, self-discovery, and the trials and tribulations of joining the workforce. For Cristina Flores ‘10, a the experience seemed no different, until her latest career stop brought her back to the 609 as IWA’s advancement associate.

In her new role, Cristina leads the IWA Annual Fund efforts, helping to raise financial support for the school. She also spearheads alumnae relations, working to cultivate the IWA spirit of Sisterhood for Falcons even after their time at the school has come to an end.

Cristina spent four years doing digital marketing for the Houston Dash and Houston Dynamo, before heading to College Station, where she worked in the Enrollment and Academic Services Marketing department at Texas A&M University, her collegiate alma mater. 

She quickly realized that life in a small college town was not quite the same as it was when she was a college student, and she prayed for an opportunity to return to life iher native Houston.  Soon after, she learned of IWA’s opening for a new Advancement Associate, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Cristina joined IWA in mid-December.

“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to grow my career here at IWA,” she said. “IWA gave me so much as a young woman, and to be able to give back to the school as a member of the staff is such a blessing.”
In addition to the usual learning curve that comes with any new job, Cristina’s return to IWA has also brought an unexpected challenge: no longer referring to the faculty as Mr. or Mrs.

 “I recently replied to an email from Charles [Kafoglis] and said, ‘No problem, Mr. K!’ to which he responded, ‘You can call me Charles, by the way.’”
 
Cristina looks forward to another bright future at IWA. 

“I want to support IWA’s mission of building strong Women of the Word any way I can.”