The weekend is (almost) here and before we wrap this week up, we wanted to shine the light on a critical part of the cc-TDI staff, our Operations Director, Christina!
Christina came on board in March of 2017 and has wasted little time stepping into her role, improving and creating new processes for streamlining operations in a rapidly expanding cc-TDI. It is no understatement that we would not be where we are today without Christina’s contributions over the last year.
Christina’s educational background includes studying advertising and business at the University of Maryland in Germany before finishing her BS degree in Social Science from Portland State University. Before joining the cc-TDI team, Christina worked for over 10 years at the International Animal Semen Bank, as the Director of Training, where she taught and trained local, national, and international veterinary clinics in canine cryogenics procedures as well as specialized in-canine reproduction. Christina later transitioned to an administrative position at the Classic Leadership Institute for a number of years focusing on Leadership and Organizational Development.
After Christina’s daughter went to college, she decided with her additional time and energy, she wanted to find a career doing something that made a difference in the world – that’s when she found cc-TDI. Having a past partner that had survived childhood cancer – which later recurred as an adult – she had a deep understanding of the emotional and devastating impact cancer has on those with it as well as the families that support those who have it.
With her background and experience, she has had a profound impact at every place she has landed. Combined with her advocacy of social and scientific advancements, Christina was a perfect fit for the cc-TDI staff.
Outside of work, Christina enjoys painting, creating art, upcycle sewing (check out her Etsy store!), listening to live music, the Dave Matthews Band, in particular, as well as spending time with her family, dogs, and friends. She also enjoys learning, meditating, outdoor adventures, travel and checking out the latest Portland breweries.
We’re so grateful for all of Christina’s numerous contributions as well as her positive attitude and friendly face – thank you, Christina, for all of your hard work to enable life-changing research.