Cristin is a research professional whose work has spanned continents and subject matters. Currently, she directs a research team that designs and oversees early phase pediatric cellular immunotherapy clinical trials for cancer at Seattle Children's Research Institute. Previously, she conducted and managed global health research on HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and cancer and worked across sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, and Central and South America. Her region of focus has been East Africa, with a special fondness for Tanzania, where she lived for four years. While global partnerships and collaboration has always been a career passion and focus, she also enjoys managing complex biomedical research programs.
Cristin is a native Seattleite, but only returned to the city as an adult in 2014 after time living in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Tanzania and the U.K. She received a BA in History from Georgetown University, and an MPH in Global Health from Emory University. She has two young sons and an English husband, and enjoys spending time outdoors, reading and travel.