We are so excited to introduce you to the two newest members of Lilith Fund’s staff! As the attacks on abortion access and reproductive rights in Texas intensify (see Monday’s battle in court), we are rising up to meet the challenge by expanding our capacity to fight back. Together, the new directoras of communications and development will provide critical infrastructure and support for our key programs, allowing us to be more creative and strategic in our mission of funding abortion and building power in our communities.
Please join us in welcoming Blanca and Cristina!
Blanca Murillo, Development Director, is a Chicana born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. A first-generation college graduate, she received her B.A. in Women’s & Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She got her start in fundraising in 2012 through the SNAP PAC fellowship that allowed her to travel to Illinois to work on a progressive congressional campaign. Prior to joining Lilith Fund, she was the Development Specialist at Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, where she organized grassroots donors to increase access to reproductive healthcare by supporting progressive electoral and policy work. Blanca is passionate empowering supporters at all levels to fund the initiatives that truly promote their vision for a better world, including a future where abortion is accessible to ALL. She is excited to be a part of the Lilith Fund team!
Cristina Parker, Communications Director, grew up in the border town of El Paso, Texas, as part of a Mexican-American mixed status family. She graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Journalism and Political Science. After leaving Mizzou, she began a prestigious internship through the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund as a copy editor for the Houston Chronicle, where she worked for two more years. She later worked as the Communications Director for the Border Network for Human Rights in El Paso before coming to Austin. Most recently, Cristina was the Communications Director at Grassroots Leadership in Austin, where her work helped to shape a new narrative around immigration and criminal justice issues. Her specialties include training community spokespeople and building people-powered media teams for direct action. When she’s not working, Cristina hikes the Greenbelt and spends as much time as possible with friends and family.
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