Cristina Maza was the 2016 Budge Sperling Reporting Fellow at The Christian Science Monitor. She covered energy and cybersecurity in the Monitor's Washington, D.C. bureau.
Prior to joining the Monitor, Cristina worked as a freelance journalist covering the former Soviet Union in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and Ukraine. She is also a contributing editor for United Explanations, a multi-lingual online publication that covers international affairs. Cristina writes frequently about media, politics, social issues, development, technology, and international affairs, and her work has appeared in Cafe Babel, Eurasianet.org, Mic.com, Open Democracy, and Transitions Online, among others.
A graduate of the University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European studies, Cristina enjoys black coffee, Russian novels, and cross-continental train travel.