Christine has over 14 years of major gifts and fundraising experience and has received her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) recognition. Prior to UT, Christine spent the last two years as Development Director for Con MI MADRE in Austin where she developed and implemented their successful major gifts program. Christine has also served as Director for the Texas Dental Association (TDA) Smiles Foundation, where she led the organization, cultivated individual and corporate relationships, and implemented new programs. Christine also served as the Executive Director for the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) in Corpus Christi where she increased the budget by 37% and successfully secured 6 months of reserved funds during her tenure. Christine holds a B.A. degree from California State University, Long Beach.