Christina calls Cleveland, OH, her hometown and the infamous Cuyahoga River her home watershed. Having spent a lot of time on lakes as a child, she quickly fell in love with rivers while working as a Field Instructor within Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Akron, OH. She then became the Education Programs Manager and Leaf Pack Network® Administrator at Stroud Water Research Center, near Philadelphia, PA. During that time she coordinated two watershed treks which gave high school students a full-immersion experience in tracing the drinking water supply of New York City and Wilmington, DE, and, had the opportunity to teach stream ecology workshops across the United States as well as in villages of Costa Rica and Peru. Christina has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Ashland University in OH and an M.A. in Communication Studies from West Chester University in PA. She is also the Leaf Pack Ambassador for Colorado and surrounding states, and a Level 2 Certified Teacher Trainer of the National Fishing in Schools Program. Christina joined RFC in 2014 as the Director of Education and in 2018 became the Director of Community Outreach. When not teaching or on the river, Christina enjoys cooking, biking, hunting, snowshoeing and dabbling in photography.