“Justice is what love looks like in public.” — Dr. Cornel West
Christianne builds relationships with community leaders and seeks to understand how the Foundation can be a partner in advancing equity and justice across the region. In her role, she is committed to deep listening and centering the lived experience of people impacted by systemic oppression.
As a child, Christianne learned about the immigration and carceral systems through the experiences of her parents. She believes that systems reflect our collective values about who and what matters.
She has over a decade of experience with social policies in the US and abroad. Before joining the Foundation, she helped to finance and sustain the work of nonprofits serving low-income communities. She also worked in the international development field for several years, supporting efforts to make health systems more equitable across Central and South America.
She holds a master’s in social policy from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s in foreign affairs from Georgetown University.
Christianne lives with her partner, three sons, and beagle in Minneapolis. In her spare time, she loves running on trails, camping, and going on outdoor adventures.