Born in Cambridge and raised in Somerville Massachusetts, Christine’s first encounter with building a connection with nature was as a young teenager through a summer day camp that she attended for four years. Every week, she along with a group of peers went on weekly environmental day trips that included variety of outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, visiting farms and overnight camping trips where she got to milk a goat for the first time. Prior to camp, most of her exposure to nature was within the inner confines of the city. Being taken to areas of Massachusetts she’s never seen or heard of – opened up her mind and increased her curiosity with forming a relationship with Mother Nature. The more time she spent in nature, the more she felt at ease and present.
After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Christine moved to Washington, DC and worked with a dynamic organization called the Children’s Environmental Health Network whose mission is to protect our most vulnerable children from environmental hazards. It was there that Christine discovered her deep interest within the environmental field while also learning the importance of nurturing the environment for the next generation. Being apart of the Greening Youth Foundation family, Christine is able to fuse her love for nature, children, and building community.