Maria Cristina Pacheco Alcala
M.Psy, Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza
María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá is a Project Manager with the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza. She is also the former Director and Coordinator of Campus Program grant initiatives at the University of Puerto Rico. Her areas of expertise include gender violence prevention, Title IX and Clery Act, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, dating and domestic violence and grants’ management. Ms. Pacheco Alcala has over 15 years of experience working in education and prevention within communities and campuses, with youth, women, law enforcement and faculty. She has facilitated trainings nationally and has provided technical assistance to minority serving institutions of higher education to enhance their response to gender-based violence. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and has taught academic courses in psychology, including psychopathology, crisis intervention, human development, behavior analysis, group dynamics and research techniques, among others.