Cristina Reyes

Executive Assistant
Location: Redwood City, CA, US
Regional Focus: Global

Meet Cristina who oversees scheduling, travel, expenses, and logistical support.

Prior to joining Imaginable Futures and Omidyar Network, Cristina was a cross functional traffic manager at Apple, providing administrative and project management support to the global marketing and communications team.

Before Apple, she worked with Gap Inc. as an online producer and project manager, working with marketers, copywriters, and content developers to produce online marketing campaigns for Gap's ecommerce platforms.

In her own words:

“I started off in the administrative world early on in my career. But when dot.com happened, I had an opportunity to learn and work in the web/online space which lasted for over a decade, working for the most part as an online producer for various well-known eCommerce websites before going back to what I currently enjoy, being an executive assistant.”

Q+A

Why do you love coming to work?

I love the kind of work that I do and knowing that my small part is helping our team reach our goals is quite humbling.


What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

I'm happy to know that I helped launch a well-known eCommerce website for Japan from the ground up and seeing the first customer order go through.


What lessons did you learn early in your career that you keep with you today?

1) Take the time to listen well, absorb what was just said, think about it and then speak

2) There are many different ways to get to the same place


What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was around 10 or so, I really wanted to be a dancer or an aerobic instructor.

Where is your happy place?

Any place where I can be with loved ones out in nature, especially the beach


What’s the closest thing to real magic in this world?

The beach and golf


Favorite season?

Fall but loving summer more and more


Favorite quote:

“By letting go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond winning.” -- Lao Tzu


What do you imagine or wish for the future?

Serenity, love, joy and happiness for myself and others