Christine assists in providing Title IX training to students, faculty and staff, coordinating the WVU Peer Advocate Program, and organizing the University’s “It’s On Us” campaign. Christine also serves as an anonymous resource to students, faculty or staff who have been involved in Title IX-related incidents.
Native to Parkersburg, WV, Christine is a proud alumna of West Virginia University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2014 and a Master of Public Administration in 2016. She currently serves as a prevention specialist for the Office of Equity Assurance in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Throughout her education Christine largely focused on Civil Rights Movement history, social justice, gender studies, public policy, public engagement and community development. From 2014-2016 Christine served as a WVU Peer Advocate—a WVU Title IX program that expertly trains students to work to end sexual assault and power-based personal violence on campus through immediate crisis intervention and prevention awareness events. She also completed an internship with the City of Morgantown’s Development Services Department where she conducted research and completed revisions on Morgantown’s ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan and Self Evaluation.
After graduation Christine began working as an administrative assistant at the WVU LGBTQ+ Center and program coordinator for the WVU Women’s Resource Center where she cultivated her passion for working with students by assisting in facilitating intersectional programming related to LGBTQ and gender equity-related issues, diversity, anti-discrimination and advocacy. In Christine’s current role as a prevention specialist, she is charged with coordinating, developing, and facilitating prevention programming, provides consultation for students, faculty and staff seeking Title IX and anti-discrimination related information, programs and services, assists in the facilitation of the WVU Peer Advocate courses, and works collaboratively with the Equity Assurance Prevention Team to educate students, faculty and staff on their rights and resources through Title IX.
Christine has a passion for engaging students to think critically about the world around them and how to keep one another supported, safe and included in academia and beyond. As a queer woman of color and second generation Filipino-American, Christine has found great value and purpose appreciating the intersection of multiple identities and channeling her experiences into educating students on cultural competency, celebrating diversity and working towards equity in academia. Supplementing her passion in Title IX education, sexual assault awareness/education and advocacy, Christine’s special interests also include working toward inclusivity of LGBTQ+ students, students of color, students of immigrant parents, and students of various faith backgrounds.