Christina is a maker, explorer, and connector. She spends her days working with students and professionals to build their creative confidence and equip them with design tools for approaching big problems in new ways. She's most excited by bringing together interdisciplinary collaborators and helping them uncover ways to make their work more human-centered. When she isn't teaching or developing curriculum, she can be found facilitating workshops or partnering with groups from the University of Maryland and the public sector to create unique, experiential learning opportunities.
Christina is particularly interested in institutional and structural barriers to innovation and creativity and the ways that human-centered design has the potential to help create more responsive public policy. In her free time she travels as much as possible and is almost always knitting, sewing, reading, or working on a word puzzle.