Christine joined the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in January of 2011. As part of the Vital Signs team Christine facilitates the learning community's growth and evolution. She supports educators through professional development and curriculum development, and works with students and citizens on the ground and through the Vital Signs website. She also spends time growing the Vital Signs Twitter following and sharing Vital Signs news to the GMRI Facebook page.
Before coming to GMRI, Christine taught high school science. She is driven by a commitment to providing relevant and authentic experiences that inspire and empower learners to make a difference in the world. Christine has a background in science research having studied amphibian ecology and conservation at Cornell University and the University of Missouri. Through Vital Signs she is excited to help participants experience the fun, creativity, and critical importance of science.
Christine has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management and Master of Arts in Teaching, both from Cornell University. She is excited to be back in her hometown of Portland and contributing to the field of education in her home state of Maine.