Christine completed her dual honours degree in Psychology and Criminology at Saint Mary’s University, and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Personality Psychology from the University of Manitoba. Prior to attending graduate school, Christine taught elementary school children in South Korea, ages 4 – 13, for two years, focusing on English as an additional language. This amazing experience served to strengthen her respect and admiration for teachers and solidified her passion for improving the life chances for all children. Christine has also been fortunate enough to work with children with special needs, in addition to a number of Speech-language pathologists (SLP’s), Occupational therapists (OT’s), Physical therapists (PT’s) and Speech pathologists (SP’s), while working with the Halifax Regional School Board and the Calgary Board of Education.