Christina Collosi, MEd

Managing Partner

(650) 517-6230
christina@vivasocialimpact.com

About Christina

Christina co-founded VIVA Social Impact Partners with Nicole in 2011 based on a shared commitment to social impact, previous experience of effective collaboration, and a need to be able to laugh along the way in true partnership. Since that time, Christina has led planning processes resulting in community transformation as well as advised clients in areas such as planning for impact and partnership development. She prefers complicated high stakes projects over those that are more straightforward. An adventure junkie, Christina thrives while navigating difficult challenges. Sometimes this occurs mid-meeting, and other times, in a hand dug out canoe on an exhilarating international journey. She is quick on her feet and can somehow diffuse tense moments with well placed levity. Christina’s work is motivated by the longstanding core value that human suffering is not inevitable, acceptable, or just. When working with clients and partners, Christina enjoys outcome-focused strategy discussions, scenario planning, and finding common ground among stakeholders.

Education
M.Ed., Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
B.S., Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara