Christina is an artist and humanitarian worker. Her core interests lie in empowerment for underrepresented groups, and the arts as a source of healing, inspiration and strength. She was awarded her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Hunter College and her Master of Science in International Affairs from the New School with a focus on conflict and security. In her work with Colors of Connection she has served as a project director for seven of the organization’s community-based arts projects. As a project director she has developed and implemented context specific program content for marginalized and conflict-affected populations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the innovative work she has done with Colors of Connection is developing and implementing artistic content that has therapeutic value, conducting basic arts trainings, and working with adolescent girls from an arts-based approach.