Kristina Cardenas

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Kristina is the Senior Inclusion Concierge at The Kelsey Ayer Station in San Jose, CA. In her role, she is privileged to connect with residents and foster a strong sense of integration and support within the community. She is excited to share the benefits of the Inclusion Concierge Program and how it can pave the way for more disability-forward living environments. 

Kristina grew up in Houston, Texas and relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in April 2022. She has a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from The University of Houston, and her diverse background includes operational, nonprofit, and customer service experience. Prior to The Kelsey she provided integrated early education services to children with and without disabilities, and worked with individuals with Down syndrome at local Houston area nonprofit organizations.

In her free time, she loves spending time outdoors, exploring local events, and reading.

What part of The Kelsey’s mission are you proudest to be part of / support?

It’s rewarding to support The Kelsey as we pave the way for Groundbreaking change – both figuratively and literally. I admire how fiercely our organization pushes against the status quo to redefine the standard for inclusive and affordable housing. 

What do you want to create Home for More of?

At The Kelsey Ayer Station, I want to create Home for More of community, empathy, safety, and authenticity.