Christina graduated from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 2016, where she earned her Master’s degree in International Studies with a concentration in Gender and Religion. Her research interests included the relationship between religion, political identity and governance; post-conflict peacebuilding; and gender, peace and security studies. During her time at the Korbel School, she worked as a graduate student researcher for the Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative where she conducted empirical research on the effect of women’s participation in mass political movements. Most recently, Christina was Communications and Research intern with Women’s Regional Network and was the President of the Middle East Discussion Group at DU. Christina earned her B.A from Florida International University in International Relations, where she focused on political theory and Islam. In her free time Christina races for the outdoors and enjoys biking, long camping trips, rock climbing, practicing yoga, and cooking.