Christine joined the ECE/CYC department as a sessional instructor in the Fall of 1995 and became a full-time faculty member in April 1997. She started her career as a psychiatric nurse, graduating with a diploma from BCIT. After working in the field for a number of years, Christine decided to focus on children and returned to school receiving a BA in Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria. Her Masters is in Educational Psychology which she completed at UBC. She is a Certified Child Life Specialist.