Christine, founder and CEO of Moonshot edVentures, a Denver-based nonprofit, believes in creating opportunities that allow leaders to reach their full potential. As Chief Executive Officer of Moonshot edVentures, Christine is responsible for surfacing and supporting a diverse set of leaders, representative of the communities they aim to serve, to design and launch the schools and programs of tomorrow in Metro Denver. Each year, Moonshot’s Fellowship provides fifteen to twenty underrepresented leaders, predominantly women and people of color, the opportunity to explore the idea of launching a school or program by supporting their leadership development, model design, and identifying the best pathway to launch. Moonshot operates the three-phased, part-time Fellowship to identify and develop local leaders, who come from the communities where they want to build their school or program, and ensure these ideas are co-created alongside programs, alongside students and families. Since 2017, Moonshot has worked with 48 Fellows over three cohorts. Christine has also facilitated community building focused on education entrepreneurship, via Startup Weekend EDU and the co-founding of the edGarage, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion, via a volunteer network of Talk To Action.
Christine’s previous experiences have provided her the knowledge and skills to build Moonshot edVentures into the organization it is today. Previously, she founded Education Pioneers’ first year-long fellowship. Her other previous experiences include roles with Summit Learning, Education Cities, Denver Public Schools, the Broad Foundation, and the Boston Consulting Group. She served as a Harvard Innovation Lab Fellow and is a trained facilitator of Intergroup Dialogues, structured to explore social group identity, conflict, community, and social justice. Christine is an inaugural cohort member of the Pahara Next Gen Fellowship, a Pahara Aspen Fellow, a 2019 Education Leaders of Color Boulder Fund recipient, as well as the recipient of the 2019 Sheila Bugdanowitz Award and 2020 A+ Colorado Sharpening Education Award.
Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and an Education Leadership Doctorate from Harvard University. She enjoys trail running, yoga, time with family, and lives with her husband, Ian, in Edgewater, Colorado.