Christina was born in Port-au-Prince, Haïti and moved to the Bronx as a young child. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & English from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY in 2017. Christina then went on to complete a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest in Seattle, WA with the Low Income Housing Institute’s Tiny House Program as an Americorps Volunteer as the Tiny House and Essential Needs Coordinator. There, Christina engaged with the housing crisis through the innovative, creative, and grass-roots transitional solution of tiny house villages for those experiencing homelessness.
With a driving passion for social justice and awareness, Christina has spent her young adult life striving to understand and work against issues of social inequity, especially concerning diversity and inclusion. She believes that representation, access to information, and community involvement are invaluable tools to social change. As a student of Philosophy and Justice, she has studied and theorized about the framework of a democratic society and as an Americorps volunteer, has witnessed first-hand the changing landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Christina is eager to learn about and contribute to the advancement of the SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition as the new Operations and Events Manager.
Christina enjoys spending time with friends on sunny days, catching up on the latest pop-culture phenomena, and she is currently on book four of the Harry Potter series!
Please join us in welcoming Christina!