Christina currently serves iCivics as Education Associate. Her previous roles with the organization include Curriculum Associate and Virtual Intern.
Christina’s love of civics traces back to 7th grade, when she joined the YMCA’s model government program. After over a decade of involvement as a participant, volunteer, and part-time staff member, Christina led Florida YMCA Youth In Government as State Director. Her role with the Florida State Alliance of YMCAs Foundation grew and evolved to State Director of Civic Engagement and Youth Development, responsible for supporting innovation and implementation of civic engagement and teen-focused initiatives at Ys across the state. During her tenure, Christina served as an elected member of the National Youth and Government Program Alliance (YGPA) Council, was selected as a YMCA of the USA 30 Under 30 Award honoree, and continued spreading the good word about iCivics as part of the iCivics Educator Network.
Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida, where she studied economics, political science, and public leadership. She went on to earn an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where the Specialized Studies program enabled her to take a deep dive into civic education. During her time at Harvard, Christina served as the Massachusetts Advocacy Fellow for Generation Citizen, working to advance civics legislation in partnership with the Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition. She also researched civic education initiatives across the United States as a member of Dr. Danielle Allen’s Democratic Knowledge Project. Christina participated in the Summer Institute of Civics Studies at Tufts University Tisch College and went on to serve as a Teaching Assistant for CVS 0020: Introduction to Civic Studies.
Christina lives in her hometown of Lakeland, Florida. When she’s not working, you can usually find her enjoying the company of local wildlife (including Humpback, Circle B Bar Reserve’s infamous 12-foot alligator).