Kristina “Kris” Zaragoza has 28 years of experience working in the public sector for one of the largest counties in California. Kris started her public-sector career in the clerical field, working for Adult and Child Protective Services. Kris eventually transferred to the Program Integrity Unit, serving in both non-sworn and sworn investigative positions. In 1999, Kris became a Tactical Communications Instructor, teaching employees department-wide, the art of effective communication. In 2011, Kris started a training and development company to help bring relevant and critically needed training to the public sector. Kris retired from public service in 2016 as a Supervising Welfare Fraud Investigator/Peace Officer, and now dedicates her time to training and developing public and private sector employees.
Kris obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; a Master of Science degree in Leadership and Management from the University of La Verne; and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University. Kris values any opportunity to share her education and work-related experiences with others through training, coaching and mentoring.
Kris was recognized by the International Association of Women in January 2019. Read the press release here: