Christina lives in unincorporated Washington County with her husband, Eric, and their child, William.
Born and raised in rural Oregon, her work ethic was formed by watching her parents grow and sustain a small business for several decades. Christina now owns and operates her own business - a law practice where she has worked to help workers and businesses comply with Oregon's workplace laws.
In addition to being a legal advocate for working people, Christina has also been active in helping create legislation that benefits working Oregonians. Christina was involved in drafting the 2019 Oregon Workplace Fairness Act and testified in support of this bill to help ensure its passage, and, in 2017, Christina helped craft the Oregon Fair Workweek Act. Both of these bills have become national models for workplace legislation.
Her involvement with the Oregon legislature began following the death of her father when she learned that the law in Oregon did not provide protected leave for workers that experienced a death in their family. She rallied her grief support group and helped to add Bereavement Leave to the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) in 2013. Christina then went on to be a leader in helping to pass Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance in Oregon.
Christina grew up in a household where one parent was a Republican and one was a Democrat and this taught her the value of civil debate and listening with compassion to the perspectives of others.
During high school at Hillsboro High School, Christina wrote for the local paper, the Hillsboro Argus. She was also featured as the "Hero of the Week" on KATU for developing a school-wide community service program that galvanized students to volunteer 1000+ hours to the community.
After high school, Christina went to American University where she was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship and was a facilitator at the university’s Office of Community Action and Social Justice. Christina earned her degree in International Politics before returning to Oregon to attend the University of Oregon School of Law. During law school, Christina remained active in pursuing social justice issues, clerking for organizations such as the Western Environmental Law Center and the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Christina began her legal career representing employees in California then, in 2011, she was appointed as a judicial clerk. After spending a year as an impartial judicial clerk, Christina was ready to return to her passion of advocating on behalf of equitable workplaces and she has continued this work in Oregon ever since.
In Christina’s spare time, she enjoys hiking, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering at local organizations like the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) and Oregon Humane Society (OHS).