Christina is the Director for Service & Sustainability Learning at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, where she works on integrating sustainability concepts and practices into the institution, operations, academics and culture of the campus. She connects campus and community based opportunities as service-learning projects in academic courses and manages the student Eco-Rep program, a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach program that focuses on residential student behavior.
Christina has a PhD in Natural Resources with a focus in Sustainability Education, from the University of Vermont, a M.S. from the Audubon Expedition Institute at Lesley University’s Ecological Teaching & Learning Program, which focuses on place-based, ecological education and has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Sociology from St. Lawrence University.
Christina’s first full time job as a fresh undergraduate was at Sterling (1999-2006), first with the Career Resource Center, and then teaching Bounder, Tools and their Applications, Advanced Flatwater Canoeing and developed and taught A Sense of Place – the new student orientation course. She coordinated the first formal campus sustainability assessment of Sterling in 2004.
Christina lives in the Old North End of Burlington, VT with her husband, daughter, dog, and chickens. Favorite activities include skiing (up, down and across), canoeing, growing and processing food, and generally playing outside.