Christina grew up in Glendale, California and lived in Pasadena prior to moving to San Diego. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Bachelor’s in Marketing with a minor in Applied Physiology & Sports Management. Following, she received her Master’s from New York University in Communicative Sciences & Disorders. She has had a passion for working with children of all abilities since the age of 11 when she volunteered as an assistant coach on an AYSO VIP (special needs) soccer team. She watched her younger sister start as a Kindergartener who was told she needed to be in a special needs school, then proceeded to stay in her mainstream classroom because speech therapy helped her manage her learning differences. She participated in speech therapy for 9 years before continuing on to high school, college, and then obtained her doctorate degree, despite the adversity she faced. She left the entertainment industry when her nephew was diagnosed with ASD and began speech therapy – she was able to see how his therapists impacted him and her family. That solidified her decision to go back to school and pursue her career as a Speech Language Pathologist. Her favorite part about her career is celebrating her clients’ breakthroughs.
Outside of work she enjoys baking, playing soccer with her husband, traveling the world and experiencing other cultures, taking her dog to Fiesta Island, and spending time with her family.