B.S. in Special Education, New York University; M.S. in Special Education, Bank Street College of Education; M.S.W. in Clinical Work with Children and Families, Columbia University School of Social Work. Christina began her career in education at a New York City public school as a Learning Specialist for three years. Inspired by her work with children with special needs and her relationship with their families, she pursued a degree in social work and then worked as a clinical therapist for three years counseling children and adults, connecting families to community services and consulting on differentiated instruction and social-emotional learning in inclusive classrooms. She is a founding member of a Saturday outreach program in East Harlem and has served as the Children’s Program Director for the past nine years. Currently, Christina works at The School at Columbia University. She has served the school's community as a learning specialist, classroom teacher and now a founder of the social work program. She aspires to cultivate positive educational communities while embracing all aspects of diversity.