Co-Leader, Harvard Middle East Cultural Association
Staff Writer, Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy
Christina comes to Harvard from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. During her time at Pacific, she majored in international relations and minored in French. She graduated magna cum laude and was awarded the Director's Award upon graduating by her professors at the School of International Studies. She spent thirteen months studying abroad at the University of Jordan (2018–19), where she took courses in Arabic, French, law, and political science. Her senior capstone research paper was on Palestinian identity under occupation. She also presented another research paper to her university's undergraduate research conference on left and socialist movements in Iraq under the Hashemite monarchy, with guidance from her faculty advisor. At Harvard, Christina hopes to learn Hebrew and continue her studies on a broad range of law, history, and culture related to Iraq and the Levant. For her thesis, Christina hopes to research the impacts of occupation on Palestinian identity by examining the legal history in the Occupied Palestinian territories following the Nakba of 1948.