B.A. History & Political Science
Capital District Habitat for Humanity
Christine is the Executive Director at Capital District Habitat for Humanity, where she had previously been a Director of Development, dedicated volunteer and board member for many years. Using her knowledge of public policy, she advocates on behalf of disadvantaged and underserved populations and neighborhoods. Christine is also a HUD-Certified HOME Specialist.
In both her current position and during her time with The Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State, Inc., Christine has had the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills she gained at Saint Rose to advancing social justice causes.
Christine’s time at Saint Rose led her to the rewarding professional life she enjoys today:
“During my time at Saint Rose, I was able to make connections between the lectures and discussions in my political science classes and my passion for social justice. The College of Saint Rose helped prepare me to become a public policy professional and an engaged member of my community. My professors in the History/Political Science Department were passionate, knowledgeable and engaging and all are respected experts in their fields. They encouraged me to question popular assumptions and to form my own beliefs and opinions while engaging in rigorous research and critical thinking. My undergraduate experience definitely gave me a competitive edge in my Masters in Public Policy and Affairs at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College.
Additionally, the College’s commitment to service and volunteerism shaped my future in ways I never could have imagined. Whether it was on a service trip with Habitat for Humanity, working to end gun violence in the community or even hosting social justice movie nights on campus, the community service opportunities at Saint Rose set it apart from other colleges and make it an exciting place to learn. As a nonprofit professional in the affordable housing and public policy arena, I rely consistently on the skills, knowledge and values instilled in me throughout my four years at Saint Rose.”