Program Profiles
Cristina de Jesus

Current Title
President and Chief Executive Officer
Current Organization
Green Dot California

The Broad Academy 2016-2017


Cristina de Jesus serves as president and CEO of Green Dot California. With eight Green Dot Public Schools California campuses ranked among the top high schools in the nation, Cristina and her team are focused on collaborating with urban districts to unleash the tremendous potential found in schools that once were low-performing. Beyond the Green Dot campuses — whether running voter registration drives to boost civic engagement or pushing to increase the minimum wage for Los Angeles workers — Cristina and her team are working toward something bigger: improving the broader communities they serve.

More about Cristina de Jesus

Cristina de Jesus – An advocate for education, The Broad Center Blog, March 30, 2018

As a lifetime educator, Cristina de Jesus is entering her fourth year as head of Green Dot’s California operations, serving more than 11,000 students in 20 schools. Born in Los Angeles, home to more charter schools than anywhere in the nation, Green Dot has evolved and matured into a seasoned, homegrown team of leaders building a national presence — having added schools in Memphis, Tennessee, and Tacoma, Washington. Read more.

Emilio Pack and Cristina de Jesus: The only way forward is partnership, LA School Report, March 21, 2018

Cristina de Jesus, CEO and president of Green Dot Public Schools California, co-authors a piece about the superintendent search in Los Angeles. Read more.

Current Title
President and Chief Executive Officer
Current Organization
Green Dot California