Christine is a serial social entrepreneur currently incubating [Blank] Schools, an incubator leveraging the power of independent microschools to redesign school for disenfranchised student populations. Before [Blank] Schools, Christine founded two microschools and a tutoring center in her hometown of Orlando, Florida. Her first venture, launched at the age of 18 and still in operation, is a social change consulting firm founded on the success she saw as co-designer of the Truth anti-tobacco industry campaign.
Christine has a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation through user-centered design. She has consulted for schools in the US and internationally, designed and coached entrepreneurs in an accelerator for education ventures that includes school models, coordinated a national competition for innovative school models, and designed and taught graduate-level courses on redesigning schools at the Standford d.School, UCLA and Harvard University. In all her endeavors, she has been motivated to address the barriers innovators face when tackling complex social issues.
Christine has a B.S. from MIT, masters degrees in education and non-profit management and is currently a doctoral candidate at Harvard University.
Christine lives in Orlando with her daughter who attends Ampersand School, one of the microschools she created.