Christina was raised in Oahu, Hawaii. She lived in Tome, Miyagi for 3 years, teaching English at elementary schools and kindergartens through the JET Programme. Active outside school, she played volleyball, danced on a Yosakoi team, participated in international exchange activities with the Tome International Friends Association, cafe hopping, and traveled Japan. Her favorite thing about Miyagi is the people. She says the Tome community is friendly and caring towards everyone, like one big family always happy to welcome more members.