Christina's father was a pilot and is still an Air Traffic Controller at Juneau Flight Service, Alaska, so she feels like she has always loved all things aviation. When she was 21, Christina decided that Air Traffic was what she wanted to do and that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida was where she would go.
While at ERAU, she was a member of WAI, played rugby, worked at Air America FBO, was a delegate for Model UN, and President of the College Democrats. She graduated in May 2007 and worked for WCG at Jacksonville Center as a pseudo pilot in the training lab before the FAA hired her in September and she began training at the FAA Academy. Christina checked in at her first facility, Tallahassee Tower & TRACON (TLH) in December of that year and was fully certified two years later.
She began to get highly involved in an FAA Employees Organization called Professional Women Controllers (PWC) and joined the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA). In 2012, Christina was selected by and transferred to The Southern California TRACON (SCT) where she certified 18 months later. She currently works the Del Rey Area and mostly controls LAX and Orange County Airports departures and arrivals.
In 2013 Christina was elected Director of the Western-Pacific Region for PWC and was on the planning committees for both the PWC Annual Training Conference and the Biannual NATCA Convention in 2016. She is still very active with PWC!