Career Counselor / Associate Director (Engineering, Science, and Technology & Sustainability Careers)

Christie facilitates career exploration and implementation for a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds, and has a special enthusiasm for all things science. She helps connect liberal arts students to tech focused employers, alumni, and opportunities. She is also focused on promoting sustainability as a critical and viable career path. Christie has developed workshops, presentations, and events that help students more clearly define their skills, interests, and values, but her greatest joy is being able to work one on one with students to identify and execute their career related goals. She believes that ultimately, the professional is personal and vice versa.

Christie joined the UVA Career Center in August 2013. Prior to her work as a counselor, she worked in legal placement and recruitment, and worked as an administrator for the IT department of a teaching hospital prior to that.

Christie completed her undergraduate work at New York University. After receiving her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication, she earned her Master's in Mental Health Counseling at Fordham University. During that time, she was a part of an Afro-Caribbean dance troupe. 

Christie is also an avid fan of Star Trek

Education

  • Fordham University, M.S.Ed in Mental Health Counseling
  • New York University, B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication

Accomplishments

Career Services Institute East Participant

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Safe Space Trained