Christina was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in Saline, Michigan (just outside Ann Arbor).
was five, a tornado came through her
area and blew a massive pine tree through half of her
house (Lycoming County, PA, August 13, 1990).
been obsessed with weather ever since.
Christina went to Hillsdale College for one year, and finished her bachelor's degree in Earth Science/Meteorology at Michigan State University.
After returning to Ann Arbor and working as a research assistant for the University of Michigan, she completed an internship at WDIV Detroit.
In working with the great team of people there, Christina
realized broadcasting is what she
likes to do.
enjoys communicating the science of weather as well as interacting with the public.
went down to Mississippi State University
master's degree in Geosciences, with an emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology.
While there she
also completed an optional thesis concerning climate change and mallard migration.
She was lucky enough to be chosen for the Miss. St. Great Plains storm chase and greatly enjoyed traveling around the country for 18 days-saw five tornadoes and got a whole lot closer to her classmates!
also had the opportunity to compete in the Oklahoma State National Forecasting Contest (placed in top 10 for Green Bay, WI and top 5 for Cincinnati, OH of 1600+), and be a member of the winning team!
Christina loves running (which is good because she
also loves food) and being outdoors, as well as spending time with her
great family and friends.
proudly cheers on the Pittsburgh Steelers
and the Detroit Red Wings.
, fall Saturdays equal college football, and while she
'll watch mostly any game, she primarily roots for Michigan, Michigan State, and Mississippi State
is very excited to move to Traverse City and can't wait to experience everything Northern Michigan has to offer!
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