"I loved French when I came to Saint Anselm, and my professors helped it grow," Christina says.
As part of her major, she attended a native speaker class with Robert Perreault, who grew up in a French-speaking family in Manchester. Although it was a challenge for her to speak solely in French during the class, she believes that it made a big difference in learning the language.
She followed her education at Saint Anselm with a master's degree at Middlebury College and a Ph.D. at City University of New York Graduate Center. Now a French and Latin teacher at Saint Anthony's High School in New York, she loves watching students advance in their language skills.
Christina is very active at Saint Anthony's and recently became the chair of the foreign language department. She was the coordinator of the Middle States Association, an accreditation organization for schools in the U.S, and also serves as the yearbook coordinator and public relations director. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, skiing, gardening, and musical theater.
Many of the professors in the French department, specifically Professor John D'Espinosa, helped shape Christina as a French student. "I credit them for my success in French today," Christina says. "They were interested in me as a person as well as a student. I learned a lot about French and about being a teacher from them."