An alumni of SAS’ Spring 2001 voyage, Christina is excited to be back on the ship for another journey around the world as Field Office Director, helping others see and experience new places and cultures. Attributed in large part to her own SAS experience, Christina has spent the last eight years working in the international development field, with a particular interest in global health in East and Southern Africa. Christina currently serves as Senior Program Officer with World Education, Inc. – an international development organization based in Boston, MA – where she supports a range of adolescent health, early childhood development and child protection related programs. Her studies and work have taken her across Sub-Saharan Africa to Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Uganda and Mozambique. A native of California, Christina earned a Bachelor’s of Political Science/International Relations from UCLA and a Master’s of Arts in International Development Studies with a concentration in Global Health from The George Washington University. When she is not working, Christina is coaching basketball at a local high school, cooking or fundraising for her small grassroots organization in Kenya.