Christine will be a first-year PhD student in Education (with an emphasis in Higher Education/Student Affairs) at Claremont Graduate University this Fall. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Christine was an Associate Director of Apartment Life at the University of California, Irvine. Christine has her B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from the University of California, Irvine. She also received her M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University. Christine’s professional passions are centered in training and development, with an emphasis in diversity awareness and multicultural competency. Christine is most looking forward to experiencing and dialoging about all the enriching cultural experiences that will change lives on this voyage. Outside of professional and academic pursuits, Christine is a self-proclaimed foodie and a Disney fanatic. This will be Christine’s second voyage on Semester at Sea. She sailed on the Summer 2010 voyage as the Living Learning Coordinator for Academic Success.