Christine is a 4th year PhD student in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and a research assistant at the Military Family Research Institute. Her research focuses on the development and disruption of marital processes during periods of family transitions (e.g., military deployments), and how programs and policies might bolster relationship functioning during such transitions. She has been involved with community outreach in both Colorado and Massachusetts and looks forward to connecting more with Purdue’s surrounding communities. She enjoys reading, exploring nature (especially when it’s cold!), and hanging out with her dog, Fern.