Christina “Tina” Balistreri,
Director of Programming
I am a proud native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My college education started at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for undergrad. I double majored in Political Science and Communication Arts: Radio, Television, & Film. After graduation, I attended the University of Wisconsin Law School and obtained my Juris Doctor in 2012. I then moved back to Milwaukee where I currently work as a criminal defense and family law attorney.
Milwaukee holds a special place in my heart because it is the city that I grew up in; it is where I became a scholar and where I created memories. I have been lucky enough to see the many sides of Milwaukee and the beauty it holds. As a graduate of Milwaukee Public Schools and working in the Criminal Justice System, I understand where we need improvement, but I also know the many great accomplishments we can be proud of. Our reality is that Milwaukee can only be as amazing as the people that live, work and grow here. Social X is proving to our city that there is a community of young, diverse, and motivated individuals who want to see Milwaukee thrive and are prepared to take the necessary steps to ensure its success.