Cristina Salvador Klenz, a photojournalist, freelance photographer, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism degree majoring in Photojournalism (1986). Cristina's documentary photography work on the Roma culture has been published worldwide in Aperture, Geo France, Interface magazine in Paris, and the textbook Photojournalism the Professional's Approach. She also received a National Endowment for the Arts/WESTAF grant for her work on the Roma culture. She was a grant finalist for the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Nikon Documentary Grant. Her Roma images are in the collection of The Romani Archives & Documentation Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Cristina's interest in psychology inspired her to purse an additional Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Cal State University Long Beach (2005) and a Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction/Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State Univeristy (2015). In 2020 she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
She currently works as a behavior intervention assistant for Long Beach (CA) Unified School District.
Use the grey slider under the photos to move the gallery along. This exhibit includes photos of Cristina in everyday life with the Californian Roma!