Kristine Custodio Suero is an award-winning legal professional and a highly sought after speaker, inspiring legal professionals to achieve authentic, purpose-driven careers and lives. She has led the San Diego Paralegal Association and the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations as President and is proud to champion diversity as the first Filipina at the helm of this statewide professional trade association.
Kristine teaches legal courses for a local San Diego paralegal program and lends her time as an advisory board member for one of the most prestigious universities in San Diego.
She is most passionate about the innovation economy and dedicates her time to inclusive economic development projects, including employee ownership, and endeavoring to advance women in business, especially in non-traditional roles and industries such as STEAM and construction.
Kristine was recently re-appointed as a commissioner and serves as the chair of the City of San Diego Citizens’ Equal Opportunity Commission advocating for supplier diversity in contracting with the City of San Diego and bridging the rich cultural landscape of her beloved city with opportunities of economic impact to build a vibrant place to live, work and play. She is also an officer of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego County where her proudest production to-date, in honor of the Filipino Food Movement, was Kain Na: Discovering Our Roots Through Our Food, which garnered mainstream press nods on television, podcast and print.
Her latest projects include co-founding a media company, iFilAmNetwork, as well as her passion projects of combating human trafficking and elevating Filipinas to elected office. Kristine is a self-professed master chef of home cooking (especially Filipino food), a meeting queen, an avid writer and researcher, a creative, an adventure-seeker/traveller/hiker, and pug lover.
Kristine Custodio Suero shares career development insights for paralegals.
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