In 2014, after spending a year teaching English at a private school in Seoul, South Korea, Christine traveled to Malaysian Borneo where she took her PADI Open Water Diver course. After becoming certified, she took a day trip to Sipadan island (the only oceanic island in Malaysia), where she completely fell in love with the underwater world and decided to dedicate her career to protecting and advocating for the proper education and sustainable usage of the ocean and all of its rich resources. She then applied to graduate school, pursuing courses and projects on environmental and ocean sustainability issues.
In 2016, Christine attended the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Delegation and, in 2017, she attended the first ever UN Oceans Conference in New York. Christine has a Master of International Affairs, with a focus in International Environmental Policy from the School of Global Policy & Strategy at the University of California, San Diego.
She currently works as a Staff Research Associate at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography where works on interdisciplinary climate change solution initiatives. She is trilingual (English, French and Spanish), enjoys practicing yoga, and training to become a Level 1 Freediver from Freediving Instructors International.