Christine and I met in college when we were both Resident Assistants at Arnold Hall. We bonded automatically bonded over me “trying to kill” Christine. We were seated together at a staff dinner, and I kept suggesting the seafood alfredo. Christine decided to tell me that she was allergic to shellfish about the fifth time that I offered. We got over the ordeal quickly, and were there for one another through work, 12 hour shifts, movie marathons, study sessions, and finals. There were lots of bacon topped pizzas and Friends episodes peppered in there. If it wasn’t for Christine’s help I would have never spoken one word of Spanish… let alone passed the course!
Christine is currently working on her PhD in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Cincinnati. (Yup, she’s just that smart…) Christine completed her B.S. in Forensic Chemistry and B.A. in Chemistry during her time at West Virginia University.
Much of her free time goes to gardening, brewing her own beer, instructing at Saturday Science, and the Cincinnati chapter of the Association of Women In Science (AWIS).