Christina is a freelance conservation education consultant and holds a PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Melbourne where she specialised in marine ecotourism. Following her BA(Geog), she was awarded the McCaskill Medal for her Geography Honours from Flinders University. She also holds a Diploma of Primary Teaching from the South Australian College of Advanced Education.
Christina enjoyed 15 years as a classroom teacher, receiving a National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA) in 2005. Particularly devoted to teaching about environmental conservation to Middle Years students, she established and ran the Conservation Corps at Pulteney Grammar School (Adelaide) from 2008-2014. Inspired by this experience, she completed an internship at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International in Musanze, Northern Rwanda and subsequently set up a not-for-profit aimed at addressing poverty near the forest of the famed mountain gorillas. Christina has also assisted in the development of Voiceless’s Animal Protection Education (APE) resources.