Christina earned Bachelors of Science degrees in both Criminal Justice and Psychology, as well as minors in Biology and Spanish, at Penn State University. She was taught to value volunteerism at an early age, and her studies only helped solidify her interest in community benefit work.
Prior to joining the team at PANO, Christina spent seven years in the community benefit sector working at a comprehensive domestic violence prevention and support agency in Bucks County, PA. During her time there, Christina led county-wide prevention efforts, facilitated various strategic collaborations, oversaw the coordination of the agency’s volunteer program, and acted as the staff adviser to a group of student volunteers dedicated to empowering their peers to break the cycle of dating violence. Through that work, Christina has become a dedicated and passionate advocate for social justice and social change. She has also learned the value of true collaboration and partnership, and feels most alive when she is building relationships and making connections. Christina has been volunteering with her mom for as long as she can remember – at local senior centers, at the local library, at various Girl Scout events – and continues to remain active in her hometown in southeast PA.
In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family, cooking (ok, baking), reading, running, traveling, crafting, and photography. And peanut butter.