Founder & Executive Director
Christian has been serving the community of East Palo Alto for 8 years. He founded Cooline Team of East Palo Alto to provide kids in East Palo Alto a safe place to have fun. As he became older, he learned that you are the only one who can truly change your community. He changed CTEPA's goals from safe events to community service projects. He loves working with elementary students and helping to guide others through difficult times. Christian is also a passionate education advocate and activist in Ravenswood. Christian is proud to be bi-racial and identifies as Black. He attends East Palo Alto Academy and is a proud EPAA Bulldog.
Christian is currently the East Palo Alto representative for the San Mateo County Youth Commission and serves as the Education Secretary. He also is a lead intern at a neuro-diverse school and is working on training for police to respond to those in mental crisis better. Additionally, he is serving as a board member of several nonprofit organizations including the board of CreatorsCircle, a career exploration program. He has worked for various youth-serving organizations over the past few years including leading sustainable service projects with youth at East Palo Alto Charter School afterschool program and was trained as a peer conflict resolution counselor by therapists in 2018.
He also has served as the Vice President of the East Palo Alto Interact Club in 2019-20 and was a part of the Academy's Black Student Union & Our Voices, Social Justice Clubs in 2019. He also sits on a county-wide nonprofit organizations committee.
The Rest Of The Team
Nathalie Luna Nunez
Co-founder and Assistant Director