Christine was born and raised in central Jersey, with plenty of fruit trees and lots of open fields to dream in. At Rutgers University, she double-majored in Physics and Cell Biology & Neuroscience and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. Her propensity for deep reflection, combined with her love of writing and science, allowed her to win a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and gain admission into the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology PhD program.
Christine has tutored students from 5th graders in math and verbal, to English-second-language, to undergraduate students in biology. She was awarded an MIT Public Service Center Fellowship and developed a primary school curriculum for an orphanage in Cambodia. From 2008-2010 she served on the admissions committee of her doctoral program, reviewing applications and interviewing prospective students. She also completed a Graduate Teaching Certification with the MIT Teaching and Learning Lab. Christine is excited to help more students achieve their full potential in the way that suits their particular style best. She believes in breadth but is driven by passion in each of her pursuits, and maintains that with careful focus and belief one can always achieve high quality, heart-felt work.
Christine engages seriously with design and DIY (do-it-yourself) projects, including complex travel plans, and aspires to climb big mountains all over the world.