Cristian first became part of MassSTAR in 2008 as a delegate representing Lowell Catholic High School. Since then, Cristian has become heavily involved in his community taking on new leadership roles. Over the years, he served on the MassSTAR Operations team, the MassSTAR Alumni Association, and the MYLF Junior Board. In his senior year in high school, he was elected Student Council Executive Board President and acted heavily in Campus Ministry. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2010 and decided to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
After a year at Rensselaer, he decided to explore some new horizons transferring to Northwestern University just outside of Chicago. At Northwestern, he served on the executive board for Design For America, a student-run club focused on creating engineering projects that help the local community. He also served on the student advisory board for the Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern.
In December 2015, Cristian graduated from Northwestern with a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering. He lives in Southern California and works as a Software Engineer for Boeing's Defense, Space, and Security Division.