Christina hails from Northern Virginia outside the Washington DC metropolitan area. Christina earned her undergraduate degree from George Mason University in Health Fitness Recreation Resources with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. Upon graduation she served as program planner for the Parks and Recreation Services and within a year became the Director of the Chill Spot Teen Center. As the Director she began working collaboratively with the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center, Fairfax County Public Schools.
Believing in a wholistic approach to provide intervention to youth and parents not being required to attend with their child county service programs she left the county parks and recreation department and began using her recreational therapist skills in the class room. She spent 12 years serving as a biology teacher to both general education, ELL & special education students and earned her Master’s degree in 2008 from George Mason University in Educational Leadership & Administration after passing her National School Licensed Leadership & Administration exam.
Since then, Christina has served as a middle school & high school building assistant principal on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and founded a youth mentoring program called AHS F.I.R.E. while partnering with the largest solar power energy farm on the east coast and the sheriff’s department. Most recently serves in the capacity of a Program Specialist for Loudoun County Public Schools for students that need access to alternative learning due to a myriad of issues that impact them emotionally.
In Christina’s spare time she is creating new coastal décor and sea glass jewelry pieces to provide funds for college books and meal plans to students in need that are deciding to break generational cycles of poverty by obtaining their education past high school. She is a mom to a 4 -legged fur kid and loves to dumpster dive making a second business for herself as she has been able to assist in the environmental impact and bless so many.