Christina Sanchez is socially and politically engaged artist interested in innovative public practices that address social justice for marginalized communities. From 2002 to 2010 she worked as an educator in Oakland, California. During that time, Christina took on various roles: she taught Kindergarten, mentored teachers, served as Vice Principal, and organized a school’s first art program from the ground up. In 2011, she initiated the Break/Pausa project as a dialogical investigation into the lives of immigrant restaurant workers living in Los Angeles. Through informal interviews, performative interventions, and dialogue with advocacy organizations, the project seeks to uncover and archive worker histories as well as raise public awareness about pertinent workers rights and quality of life issues. The artist received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art from San Francisco State University and her Masters in Fine Arts in Public Practice from the Otis College of Art and Design in May 2012.