Christina Mariscal Pasten

Managing Director, External Affairs at Para Los Niños

As the Director of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships, Christina Mariscal Pasten joined Para Los Niños in September 2020 with over 10 years of fundraising experience. Christina has worked in the government sector, non-profit organizations, and independent schools including, the City and County of Los Angeles, Loyola High School, Marlborough School, and the Autry Museum. Most recently, Christina increased annual giving by 53% over five years in her role as Director of Development for High Point Academy in Pasadena. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Christina spent more time at her home away from home: Olvera Street, where her parents still run the family business founded in 1930. Her family is one of the first with six generations participating in the family business and cultural events. Christina holds a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Spanish from Loyola Marymount University, as well as a master’s degree in Policy and Organizational Leadership from the Stanford University School of Education.


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  • Managing Director, External Affairs

    Current role

  • Director, Corporate & Foundation Partnerships

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