Christine graduated from The Ohio State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. In 2018, the National Pork Board selected Christine as one of its Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, which recognizes leaders, ages 18-29, who intend to make pig farming their life’s work and who are committed to raising pigs using the pork industry’s We CareSM ethical principles. She also was a part of the 2019-2020 class of National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council’s Pork Leadership Institute. Christine also has considerable experience working in the swine industry, including working as a Gilt Selection Officer at Heimerl Farms in Johnstown, Ohio helping to manage 50,000 head in finishing units and select gilts for PIC customers and integrated sow farms for 2 years, and working with AMVC Management Services in both their Leadership Development Program, and serving as an Assistant Manager on a sow-farm and managing a start-up 2,400 head PIC genetic multiplier sow farm.
Her passion for speaking about the Pork Industry comes from wanting people to have the knowledge of how much care the animals receive every day and that when the consumer is at the grocery, they know that pork is a safe and nutritious protein for their families.
Christine's graduate research interests are focused on Depopulations Due to Foreign Animal Disease and Swine.