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Brooklyn, NY

New York City-based freelance writer, content marketer and blogger focused on health, fitness, parenting and personal essays.

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I wrote a memoir in high school. After reading it, my teacher urged me to keep writing. Of course I didn’t. Instead, I planned to go to medical school but eventually found my way to the nonprofit sector. While I was researching and developing innovative programs in workforce, economic and youth development, I realized something was missing. I missed writing and sharing stories. 

Today, I write about health, fitness, nutrition, family, parenting and personal growth. My work has appeared in The Washington Post, Outside, Runner's World, Family Circle, SELF, Triathlete Magazine, Eating Well, VICE, espnW, Life by Daily Burn, Women's Health, among others. I’ve partnered with brands such as Garmin, Whole Foods, New Balance, Athleta, Vitamix, Orgain, Stonyfield, Momentum Jewelry and {See my portfolio here.}

In addition to writing, I’m a yoga teacher, runner and wannabe surfer. 

I earned my B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and my Masters of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. I live in Brooklyn with my husband and two sons.


"Insightful, talented, responsive, professional and collaborative. Just a handful of words to describe Christine based on my experience working with her as an ongoing contributor to Athleta's content programs and social media campaigns. She has a gift and drive to create content that inspires, informs and engages a community."   

-- Michelle Bushneff, BIGThinkster Lab


I'm a tremendous fan of Christine's writing for a number of reasons. Most important to me, however, is the compelling writing voice. She's able to clearly distill complex topics into language I can grasp without ever sounding condescending. When she writes about subjects I’m currently experiencing (struggles with motherhood or career path), I find myself NODDING in agreement as she normalizes my life without realizing it. The bottom line is I'd read anything thing she wrote. Her voice is what keeps me returning to her blog and seeking her out elsewhere.

-Carla Birnberg, author What You Can When You Can and writer