Founder and CEO, Balestra Media
Master in Public Policy Faculty
Christina DiPasquale, founder and CEO of Balestra Media, leads strategic communications for progressive clients working on human rights projects. Her clients have included the American Civil Liberties Union, the International Rescue Committee, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the National Hispanic Media Coalition and Free Press.DiPasquale is also a Master in Public Policy faculty member at the Carsey School of Public Policy.
She was associate vice president at FitzGibbon Media where she led the firm’s digital rights practice, working with advocacy groups, filmmakers and whistleblowers. Prior to her time at FM, she was the associate director of press relations at the Center for American Progress, leading media outreach for CAP’s energy, immigration, national security, and LGBT teams and writing policy briefs cited by The New York Times and Rolling Stone.
Christina was elected to local office as Ward Committeewoman in West Philadelphia and served as deputy press secretary on Congressman Joe Sestak’s 2010 U.S. Senate campaign, after her time as policy advisor to Pennsylvania State Representative Greg S. Vitali. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Political Science from Villanova University.