Born and raised in the coastal desert region of Newport Beach, California, Christina's first time being surrounded by forest was her freshman year at Ithaca College. She had discovered a beauty like no other, and began her journey to learn all she could about the many mysteries nature holds and how to use all it has to offer. Currently on a break from the realms of academia, Christina has spent a season as an Outdoor Science Instructor in the San Gorgonio Mountains of Southern California continuing to grow in the skills and knowledge that Ithaca introduced her to. Christina is so excited to continue this journey as an Americorps Intern with Primitive Pursuits back in the magical land of Ithaca. Christina can’t wait to explore, question, and discover more each day alongside such an incredible community of nature-loving adventurers!