Christina grew up in Brewer, Maine with the guiding hand of her parents who encourage exploration and autonomy. She moved to Vermont in 1998 to attend Sterling College. Christina lives in Worcester, Vermont with her 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 Alumni Task Force and was a member of the Alumni 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 sits on a number of boards and committees in an officer position that include the People’s Health & Wellness Clinic and the Town of Worcester’s Social Concerns Committee. She is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals,
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