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MS Class of 2019, USA


Christine first realized the impact data can have on public policy when she was an intern at an affordable housing nonprofit in Washington, D.C., her first job out of college. The report she was helping to produce made it into the hands of real-world policy makers, used by members of Congress, governors, and city councils to inform their views on housing affordability across the country. In the years since, Christine’s professional career has centered on one broad theme: improving the wellbeing of low-income and other vulnerable populations. After completing her education at CUSP, she hopes to apply her training in data analysis to similar problems for cities and urban spaces around the world. 

Most Recent Professional Experience

Manager, Savan Group

Savan Group is a small management consultant firm based in Washington, D.C. As a manager, I was responsible for the overall direction, execution, and success of two programs at a federal civilian agency. I became a trusted partner for my clients through consistent, high-quality delivery, innovative ideas, and honest conversations. I led a cross-functional team of nine, understanding and leveraging their unique skill sets to exceed expectations for my customer and stakeholders. I also managed business development opportunities, assisted with proposals, and provided direct management and coaching for junior employees. 

Undergraduate Education

University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Economics (B.A.) and German Language (B.A.)

Other Degrees & Certifications

Data Science with Tableau, NYC Data Science Academy

Python for Everybody, University of Michigan (through Coursera)

Awards & Recognition

University of Rochester/Universität Köln Teaching Fellowship

CUSP Academic Scholarship

Current Interests

  • Internships
  • Full-time employment
  • Part-time employment
  • Research
  • Networking