Maria Cristina Santos


1998 - 2000 University of Florida Gainesville, Fl

Master of Arts in Mass Communication

  • Specialized in public relations.
  • Learned practical as well as strategic public relations skills.

1992 1996 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

  • Majored in art history.
  • Received a well-rounded liberal arts education.
  • Studied abroad in Rome, Italy.

Professional experience

Summer 1999 Communication Research Center Gainesville, Fl

Region Coordinator

  • Supervised tobacco research project in three counties in Florida.
  • Gathered preliminary data for project.
  • Met and established a working relationship with professionals working against tobacco.
  • Collaborated in writing final project.

Spring 1999 University of Florida Personnel Services Gainesville, Fl

Public relations intern

  • Edited University Personnel publication.
  • Designed publications.
  • Revised Communications Strategy.

Fall 1998 La Casita at the University of Florida Gainesville, Fl

Spanish and English teacher

  • Designed classes for adults.
  • Led new language program.
  • Taught students of different language levels.


Bilingual in English and Spanish; fluent in Italian.


To obtain a public relations position within a museum or organization.

Computer Skills

Proficient in IBM PC use and software and basic knowledge of html.