Christina is an award-winning digital editor, content creator and advocate for women and education. She is currently the deputy editor of Zora, Medium.com’s new digital publication by, for, and about women of color. In 2016 she helped launch Bleacher Report’s award-winning multi-platform digital sports and culture magazine B/R Mag, which collected multiple honors from Associated Press Sports Editors and citations in The Best American Sports Writing anthology since its inception. At Bleacher Report, Christina led some of the company’s most premium editorial experiences, rooted in high-impact, personality-driven and inclusive storytelling to ignite and drive conversation among sports fans across digital-interactive, social and mobile platforms. She also pushed for and assisted Bleacher Report in increasing and amplifying content around women athletes. Christina was promoted to managing editor of B/R Mag in 2018, the same year Folio named her one of its distinguished Top Women in Media and honored her as a “Change-Maker.” She was also recognized by the Poynter Institute’s Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media and Take The Lead's 50 Women Can Change the World in Journalism program.
Prior to landing at Bleacher Report, Christina conceptualized, wrote, and edited stories for Sports Illustrated Kids. At SI Kids, Christina secured access to high-profile athletes and newsmakers, such as NBA megastars Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook, First Lady Michelle Obama and baseball sensation Mo'ne Davis for print and digital packages. In 2014, Christina helped spearhead the brand's SportsKid of the Year franchise, which won a Cynopsis Media award for best promotional campaign. In addition to assisting SI Kids with content strategy, she mentored middle school students through the brand’s Kid Reporters program.
Before her arrival at SI Kids, Christina was a reporter for People magazine, where she penned celebrity and human interest stories. Christina’s work has been featured in print and on the digital platforms of Essence, Seventeen, InStyle, ESPN The Magazine, Jet and Black Enterprise during her 10+ years as a professional journalist.
An avid supporter of journalism and media organizations, Christina is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (since 2007) and the Association for Women in Sports Media. Throughout her career, Christina has advocated for increased opportunities and visibility of women working in sports—those who play and those who cover—across journalism and media. Not one to always follow the rules, Christina mentors and encourages young women to buck convention and lead with curiosity, courage and conviction.
In 2019 she created Breaking Form, a newsletter that doubles as an affirming and aspirational digital community for Black women who give themselves license to change the rules and build lives and legacies on their own terms. She is also a founding board member of Achievers Early College Prep, a STEAM-focused public charter school for grades 6-12 in Trenton, New Jersey she helped open in 2018 with a goal of fostering a more diverse and inclusive pipeline to careers in technology, digital arts and entrepreneurship. Additionally, Christina served as a volunteer team leader for New York Cares, focusing on literacy and job readiness projects, for nearly a decade.
Christina is a proud graduate of Rutgers University, where she returned to teach four semesters of magazine writing as an adjunct professor (2014-16) to shape the next generation of intrepid journalists and innovative storytellers. She earned a Master's degree in publishing from Pace University.
An adventurer at heart, Christina is a tea-loving, globe-trotting, vinyl-collecting runner and amateur dancer. She counts Ghana, Guatemala, Thailand, Cuba, The Maldives and Carnival in Trinidad among her favorite travel experiences and listens to vinyl albums that she scores from record shops. She also enjoys meditative runs in Central Park (she retired from marathon life after running Chicago and New York City, but is down for a casual 5K) and imagines she is a Beyonce backup dancer when she attends dance class. Christina resides in Harlem, though you may find her sipping a hojicha tea latte and discussing the greatness of Penny Hardaway and Sade at a tearoom or cafe near you. ✨