Cristina Serban was born in Targoviste, Romania and has a long-standing commitment to serving the immigrant community. She first joined NSC in October 2016 as a volunteer intern, working on projects with the legal team and providing translation and interpretation services for the wider organization. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2017, Cristina joined NSC as a full-time staff member and now assists in preparing a variety of USCIS cases, including naturalization applications, family petitions, and asylum applications. She also coordinates the legal end of a monthly pro bono Adjustment of Status clinic for NSC-resettled refugees.
Prior to NSC, Cristina worked for a UNHCR affiliate organization providing social services and legal protections to refugees and Sub-Saharan migrants in Rabat, Morocco, as well as a Romanian refugee resettlement NGO in Bucharest. Cristina holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in International Relations and Near Eastern Languages and Civilization and Certificates in Arabic and Spanish. Cristina speaks Romanian, Spanish, French, and Arabic.