Christina graduated from Louisiana State University in 2015 with degrees in English and Mass Communication, concentrating in Creative Writing and Journalism, respectively. Once a student of oil painting and travel writing in Florence, Italy, she interned with LSU Press and Country Roads Magazine, then worked for two years as a staff writer for a lifestyle magazine, inRegister, where she interviewed a 101-year-old Olympic sprinter, a Vietnamese pilot who twice thwarted death, and an Aurora Shooting survivor, among others. During that time, she also served as a mentor for New South Story Lab, a nonprofit offering free creative writing workshops for local high school students who love a good Star Wars reference.