Christine was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English and Communications, and a graduate of Teachers College at Columbia University with an M.A. in Family and Community Education. She has worked with literacy and writing programs in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Hong Kong, and has also taught as a Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) in Hong Kong. Elephant Community Press combines Christine’s love of literature, writing and the arts with her passion for teaching. By publishing work written by and for Hong Kong youth, she hopes to inspire more young people to read, write and share their ideas.
Without question, what I love most about ECP is the people—the teachers and staff I’ve had the privilege of working with over the years, the parents and partners who believe as we do in nurturing critical and creative thinkers and communicators, and of course the students who inspire and surprise us every day. The creative energy and the feeling of endless possibility when we create together—when I work with students on their stories, and when our team and partners put our heads together to design new workshops and projects—drive me to continue challenging conventional beliefs about what young people can achieve and sharing the joys of writing and publishing with more children in Hong Kong
I would love to spend a day (or more!) wandering and exploring in the Hundred Acre Wood, playing Poohsticks over a stream, going on bouncy adventures with Tigger and Roo, having a picnic with Pooh, Piglet and all their friends, and even “just sitting” with Eeyore.