Cristina was born in Almería, an Andalusian city in South-East Spain, which as well as having the least amount of rainfall in the country, is also home to some amazing beaches and the famous Mini-Hollywood, where the likes of Clint Eastwood and Harrison Ford recorded some great films.

Cristina discovered her passion for languages as soon as she started learning English at school, when she started dreaming about the big red buses and telephone boxes in London. This led to her studying for a degree in Translation and Interpreting at the University of Granada, which included a year at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, where she managed to grasp the Geordie accent.

After completing her degree, she made her dream come true by moving to London, where she initially taught Spanish and then worked in market research, before finally starting her adventure in the translation industry. She worked as a Project Manager in a translation agency before joining the Mother Tongue team in 2013.

Cristina is now an honorary Londoner who complains about the weather and the packed trains at rush hour while making the most of the vibrant London life. She particularly enjoys having a pint by the river, eating food from all over the world and exploring Sunday markets in East London.

Likes: the sea, big cities, Spanish tapas, travelling, chewing gum, the smell of new books

Dislikes: windy and rainy days, tube delays, coffee, insects

Mother tongue: Spanish

Other languages: English, plus some French and Italian