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Work
  • VolunteerJanuary 2017 to April 2017
    Assisting in research and Green Sponsorship.
  • Harvest InternAugust 2016 to November 2016Carlton, Oregon
    Learning how to make wine!
  • VolunteerJuly 2016 to August 2016Eastport, Newfoundland and Labrador
    Weeding, sewing, and other farm responsibilities
  • VolunteerMay 2016 to June 4, 2016Digby, Nova Scotia
    Cleaning, reception, and weeding
  • Tour GuideMay 2015 to 2016Laguna Beach, California
    Led day hikes
  • Yoga TeacherFebruary 2015 to February 2016Costa Mesa, California
    Teaches the Hot Ra 1 (Bikram Series) every Monday 10:30 am, Tuesday 7:45 am, Thursday 6:30 am
  • Project CoordinatorNovember 2014 to February 2016Costa Mesa, California
  • Intern - Program EvaluationJanuary 2014 to February 2014Bogor, Indonesia
    Conducted a Communications Evaluation of the ASB Policybrief Series in order to measure impacts and outcomes of “Alternatives to Slash and Burn” 12-year program involving a 10 question survey sent to 1300 target audience members. Analyzed 40 Briefs examining a wide range of land use issues, REDD+, and improving livelihoods.
  • Field workerJune 2013 to January 2014Perth, Western Australia
    Implemented the environmental management plans for local Shires and Councils of the Perth Area. This includes bush restoration and native rehabilitation work in the Swan River Valley focusing on tree plantings and weed control.
  • InternJune 2012 to September 2012Cairns, Queensland, Australia
    Over this 6 week internship for the Aurora Project, assisted in research for a Social Impact Assessment of the Wongai Project - a current coal mining operation in remote area of CapeYork. Explored native title law, government land use policies and tenure regulations, businessstrategic planning, land and sea management, community development with indigenous communities,environmental protection/conservation legislation, carbon sequestration initiatives, and mining operations in Australia.
  • Data Entry & SurveyorMarch 2012 to June 2013Perth, Western Australia
    Conducted interviews for qualitative visitor satisfaction study of River Parks on behalf of the Swan River Trust two years consecutively. Compiled and analysed data for over 400 surveys in 30 Riverparks which involved the creation of detailed graphs, trend analysis over a 3 year periodand client consultation for the final report.
  • VolunteerSeptember 2011 to January 2012Hawi, Hawaii
    Weeding and other garden work
  • InternMay 2011 to October 2011Girdwood, Alaska
    Provided interpretive guiding of natural history for an eco-lodge in Alaska for week-long safari excursions and visitor day hikes. Proved my capabilities for leadership, facilitation, time management,coordinator or events, interpersonal communication and high levels of customer service.
  • Literacy Registry CoordinatorNovember 2007 to December 2008
    Administered database management for this nonprofit incorporating thousands of literacy organisationsand programs. Executed daily administrative duties for large intake of book orders, grants, online purchases and book distributions.Participated in outreach efforts for community development and national educational initiatives. Performed high level of customer service. Obtained project management skills while leading the Borders Bookstore gift card distribution of $1 million donations as well as assisting in the Target Corporation Title I School Initiative involving a high level of teamwork, organisation skills and communication abilities.
Education
  • Feb 2012 to Mar 2014TourismInternational developmentSustainabilityMurdoch, Western Australia
    Multi-disciplinary studies examining international aid, community development, sustainability, environmental management, tourism, and indigenous issues.
  • Class of 2006PsychologyPolitical scienceAnn Arbor, Michigan
  • Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
About Christina
  • I'm a traveler, an optimist, and a dedicated activist for change and for a better way of living.

    To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they can control it, wish to influence its direction.
Favorite Quotes
  • “All matter must be in a constant state of flux to insure progress, for what was wrong yesterday might be right tomorrow.” Henriette Mertz

    "The answers we find are never what we had in mind, so we make it up as we go along"

    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    -Mark Twain

    "Our tears are sweet, our laughter venomous,
    We're pleased when sad, and sad when pleased
    We have broken every stalk, like a wind in the garden
    We have picked clean the vine's candelabra,
    And if we found a tree, still standing, defiantly,
    We cut its branches, we pulled it up by the roots." ~ Simin Behbehani

    "I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

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