Christina grew up in Brewer, Maine, at the guiding hands of her parents who encouraged exploration and autonomy. She moved to Vermont in 1998 to attend Sterling College and graduated in 2002 with a degree in Wildlands Management and Ecology. In 2018 she returned to Sterling and currently serves as the Vice President for Advancement. Christina lives in Worcester, Vermont, and always looks forward to visits from her college-enrolled daughter Lily Varia who is named for both the Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) and the Barred Owl (Strix varia).
|Grassroots Certificate||Sterling College|
|Associates in Natural Resource Management||Sterling College|
|Bachelor of Arts in Wildlands Management & Ecology||Sterling College|
|Certificate in Nonprofit Management||Marlboro College|
|Vermont Leadership Institute diploma||Snelling Center for Government|
Interests:Christina likes to be crafty and artistic, attempts to maintain annual flower beds, loves exploring the Worcester Range by foot, playing cribbage, and can't pass up a good crossword. She loves tracking salamanders, the call of Barred Owls, and the musical trill of the Winter Wren.
Christina is a founding member of Sterling’s Alumnx Task Force and was a member of the Alumnx Advisory Board.
Previous to her appointment at Sterling, she was the the Executive Director at Home Share Now for seven years. Prior to that she was a Co-Manager for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps’ School Program, the Director for the Lamoille County Natural Resources Conservation District & Nature Center, and a grant writer for food access and security programs. Christina has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 2013.
Three Books You Recommend?
By the River Piedra I sat Down & Wept by Paula Coelho
The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter
Vernal Pools: Natural History & Conservation by Elizabeth A. Colburn