Board Member - Former Executive Director, Urban Alliance; Chief Operating Officer, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Christine is the Chief Operating Officer at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. Previously, Christine was the Assistant Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Diversity, and Title IX at Marymount Manhattan College, where she provided executive leadership and support to the President. In 2006, Christine was appointed the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Michigan Law School where she helped establish the strategic vision for institutional diversity and inclusion when minority enrollment dropped by 42% due to a constitutional amendment that banned affirmative action in the state of Michigan. Christine pioneered cultural competency training for law students, co-creating and co-teaching the law school’s first cross-cultural lawyering course. She also led in the development of accountability measures to assess how faculty approach issues of race and identity in classroom discussions. Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hampton University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School.