Christine holds a Doctoral degree in Cultural Geography and a Master’s degree in Anthropology. She teaches in both the Anthropology and Geography departments at the University of Nevada, Reno as well as in the Physical Sciences department at Truckee Meadows Community College. Her research interests are in the history, development, and cultures of the Pacific. She has performed fieldwork in a variety of locations, including Hawai’i, Marquesas, Tahiti, Pitcairn Island, as from New Zealand, to England to the far north of Alaska, and has specific interest in human-land interactions and landscape modification.
Christine has professional backgrounds in education, administration, and communication, and has worked to develop several local and national academic conferences in the Reno area. She is well-versed in working with underrepresented populations, and has worked in local capacities as well, from children’s programming to local events and fundraisers. Christine also works for the State of Nevada as the Curator of Artifacts at the Nevada Historical Society, Nevada’s Oldest cultural institution, and serves as the Executive Secretary on the Nevada Board on Geographic Names, a board responsible for coordinating and approving geographic names within the State for official recommendation to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
Christine’s strives to educate her students and the broader public on international and cultural issues of the Pacific, and her passion for culture and education in general is something she hopes to use to inspire others to look at the world around them with new eyes.