Christina LasterDirector of Policy and Legislation, National Parents Union (NPU)
Christina Laster is a fierce and relentless advocate for children and families in our education system Christina is a charter school parent and grandparent and currently serves as the Director of Policy and Legislation with National Parents Union (NPU). She began her work in education with the San Diego Unified School District-Early Childhood and Special Education Program Offices. She formerly served as Statewide Community Organizer for the California Policy Center and as local NAACP Education Chair.
With an academic background in Political Science and Business Administration, a track record of advocacy on civil rights issues, and a deep understanding of grassroots-community organizing, Christina empowers families to advocate for learning justice. She elevates authentic family voices through articles and podcasts and now dedicates her life to training families in attacking persistent racial disparities in education. In her role at NPU, she works alongside families and local leaders in underserved and vulnerable communities, zealously advocating for quality schools.