Cristina Ciordia holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from Universidad Central de Venezuela. During her studies she completed internships at Burson Marsteller and Inteligencia Competitiva. She worked for the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce for a year before pursuing the MIA, with a concentration in security and sustainability. During her time at the Hertie School she worked as a student assistant, was treasurer for the European Public Policy Conference 2017 and student representative for the MIA 2018 cohort. Her interests include international law, human rights and post-conflict development.