Christina Preston

Christina Preston provides coordination and project management support for the Partnerships and Advocacy teams at the Hilton Foundation, within the Partnerships, Advocacy, and Communications Department. Preston serves as the administrative lead supporting the life cycle of the department’s grants, provides budget oversight and planning at both a portfolio and project level, and acts as the primary liaison among internal departments, grantees, and vendors. Prior to joining the Foundation, Preston worked as a program associate for the Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development and Population program, where she tracked the program grants budget and supported overall program processes; she also supported multiple grantmaking portfolios, including the Quality Education in Developing Countries Initiative and the Transparency, Participation, and Accountability subcomponent. She also spent time as a project manager at the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, and provided part-time outreach support to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University. Preston holds a Masters of Education in teaching English to speakers of other languages from Seattle University, and has taught ESL to high school and adult students in both South Korea and Seattle. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies from California State University, Chico, and a nonprofit fundamental management skills certificate from San Francisco State.