Christina completed her undergraduate degree (BScH) at Queen’s University in Life Sciences (2007). During her undergraduate years she travelled 3 consecutive summers to Kenya to implement HIV/AIDS education programs with at-risk youth, sparking her passion for HIV/AIDS. She went on to complete a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at Queen’s University (2012), focused on the human immune system and how HIV affects immune functions. From 2012-2017 she trained as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, USA, where her research focused more on the HIV virus directly, investigating new ways to target the virus and inhibit infection. In July 2017 she joined the University of Toronto Scarborough as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, where she is currently operating a research laboratory focused on HIV/AIDS and human immunology, as well as teaching virology to undergraduate students.