Partnerships & Projects
There is a delicate balance a supervisor must walk when supervising. You have to be a leader, yet open to suggestions and willing to set the example. You have to be an educator without making people feel unintelligent. One must also be a motivator without being an authoritarian. I watched Christina over the two years of working under her apply this balancing act successfully among a diverse group of people. She flowed seamlessly between academia, departments of corrections, and community organizations to launch and maintain the moving parts of the Justice-in-Education Initiative. Working with Christina was more than a learning experience, she helped me to grow professionally and as person, this is why I count her as a colleague and a friend.
Program Coordinator for the Justice-in-Education Initiative
As an educator and artist, she has inspired the two of us, along with countless others, with her radical authenticity and groundedness both in her community and in herself…Seeing Christina being authentically herself has empowered both of us to see ourselves as leaders, especially in spaces where we do not see our full, intersectional selves represented.
Shannon Boley and Charlotte Zelle
Harvard Divinity School candidates
Christina is an innovative, inclusive, and vibrant visionary. While working with her at Columbia University, I had the privilege to collaborate with her when teaching a Shakespeare course for all-women classes at Riker’s prison. Her openness and willingness to discuss a curriculum that would best-suit the women, made for a great collaboration and better experience for those involved in the course. Her exceptional goal-setting skills, ability to communicate and guide meaningful conversations, and her human-centered spirit, made working with Christina something I will never forget.