Originally from New Jersey, Christine graduated from Cornell University as an Industrial Labor Relations major with course work in humanitarianism and social entrepreneurship. Her passion for humanitarianism and gender equity developed after studying a number of humanitarian initiatives that had backfired, and she organized a campus forum to highlight linkages between global gender inequity and Cornell’s student body. At Cornell, she served as a mentor in the Society for Women In Business and as an executive board member for Red Ideas, a grantmaking student organization that funded “creative ideas to improve the human condition.” Christine was also vice president of the Cornell debate team and competed internationally. Currently, Christine works as a human capital consultant at Mercer, and is particularly interested in finding new ways that the for-profit sector can contribute to human rights/humanitarian work. She plans to pursue graduate school and work in the humanitarian and international development space.
Updated May 2016
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