Cristina I. Ramirez is the criminal defense lead of the Sissy Farenthold Reproductive Justice Defense Project at the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. Prior to this role, Cristina served as a public defender in the Travis County Public Defender’s Office, where she represented clients on misdemeanor and felony charges, as well as collateral ALR, parole, and protective order hearings. She previously worked in the Criminal Defense Practice at the Legal Aid Society in New York City and the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office.
Cristina received a B.S in Public Relations with a Business Foundations certification from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. While in law school, Cristina represented juvenile and adult clients as part of the Criminal Defense Clinic. She interned at the New England Innocence Project, Dallas County Public Defender’s Office, and the Public Defender Service for D.C. Cristina remains active in the community by serving on the board of the Texas Exes Hispanic Alumni Network and as a member of the Junior League of Austin. Cristina is barred in Texas and New York.