- BA, International Cultural Studies: World Humanities and Cultures, Brigham Young Univeristy--Hawai'i. Project: Fleshing Out Our Fears: Examining the Popularity of post-9/11 Zombies
- MA, English, University of Oregon
Christy grew up in West Virginia between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River. (John Denver was right—it’s almost heaven). She’s interested in internationally-focused education, which was sparked at a young age when she attended an international primary school in Reading, England for two years. She pursued that interest during her undergraduate education, where she completed a degree in International Cultural Studies studying narrative, culture, conflict resolution, film, and Hawaiian history and language. As a graduate student, Christy continued to study television and film as literature and how conflict and/or political rhetoric is embedded in popular culture. Her experience teaching introductory composition and intercultural communication courses led her to advising, where she loves being able to help students identify their interests and their application into academic study. When she’s not on campus, Christy enjoys traveling, baking, Oxford commas, and watching and thinking about movies.