Kristine Cruz is a Fellow at CLCMA. She recently obtained her J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law, graduating cum laude and on the Pro Bono Honor Roll. She graduated cum laude from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University with her B.A. in International Affairs with a double concentration in Middle Eastern Studies and Conflict and Security.
After graduating from George Washington, she accepted a Fellowship with the Polaris Project, an anti-human trafficking organization based in Washington D.C. She took this passion for human rights advocacy with her to law school.
She has since worked at Mosaic Family Services, a Dallas-based non-profit that provides legal services to survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence, the Consumer Protection Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office, and the District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She also served as President of the Asian Pacific-Islander American Law Student Association (APALSA), proud member of the Barristers, and as a Student Attorney for the Actual Innocence Clinic.