Christina is a public affairs professional with experience in the United States and Europe, working both in Washington, D.C. and Romania on issues including women entrepreneurship, European Union food safety policy, and the IT startup sector. She is a voluntary team member on the communications teams at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and writes their weekly newsletter which reaches more than 1,000 young professionals in the D.C. area.
Christina’s research background is focused on the history, economics and politics of Europe and Eurasia, specifically Russian foreign policy, US-Russia relations, and the post-Soviet territory, a region in which she has travelled extensively. She has published research on the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and speaks both Russian and Italian.
Prior to earning her M.A. in International Affairs and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), she worked in international education in Italy, Moldova, and Turkey. She is a native of Michigan and holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan.