Chrissy was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Texas, Kentucky, New Jersey, and then Pennsylvania again, where she was a drum major in her high school marching band. A lifelong love of mathematics led her to study math education at the University of Delaware and eventually earn a BA cum laude in mathematics from Cornell University. In between pulling all-nighters for math assignments and enjoying the gorge-ous scenery at Cornell, she stumbled across a linguistics class and fell in love with the discipline that elegantly combines her love of language with her penchant for mathematical logic. She is now a PhD candidate in linguistics at Harvard researching semantics and pragmatics.
Chrissy has always been passionate about teaching, with a career going back to the eighth grade when she tutored a classmate in algebra. At the University of Delaware, she worked in the drop-in math tutoring site, and one summer was a teaching assistant for discrete math as part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program. As a graduate student at Harvard, she has been a teaching assistant for a wide range of undergraduate and graduate linguistics classes, has won two teaching awards, and has independently created and taught four undergraduate seminar courses in linguistics. Mathematics tutoring of all types is her specialty at Cambridge Coaching.
In her spare time, Chrissy enjoys knitting and crocheting, reading Golden Age mystery books, and waiting on her princely cat, Fritz.