• Kristina Irastorza, Contract Specialist | NASA

    Ancestry:  Venezuela
    Residence: Orlando, FL
    What You Should Know:

    I met Kristina Irastorza, Contract Specialist at NASA, during ALPFA Orlando’s Women of ALPFA mentoring night at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in October 2016, where we shared a table of mentors and mentees. Despite facing many challenges when she first moved to the US from Venezuela, she works hard to excel at everything she does and loves giving back to her community through ALPFA and many other initiatives. Read on to learn more about her great story.  (Nenani.com)

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    The Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project features women with Hispanic or Latino ancestry who have leadership stories to tell and aims to inspire other women with a mission to close the pay gap.


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