Biography

Christine is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) and the Directing Attorney of CGRS-California. Previously, she co-taught and supervised the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic at UC Hastings. Before joining CGRS, Christine served as the Legal Director of Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre and co-taught refugee legal assistance clinics at the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to her time in Hong Kong, she represented clients at an immigration law firm in San Francisco. Through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, Christine began her legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk/Attorney Advisor with the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, at the Los Angeles Immigration Court. Christine received her J.D. from American University, her Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.