Christie interned at Side by Side Kids back in 2016 and loved the vision of this organization so much that she came back as our Volunteer Specialist. Prior to moving to Austin, she lived in Ann Arbor, MI where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan (go blue!) . After graduation, she began working in the corporate world, but quickly realized that her passion was working with youth and empowering others to work with youth as well. She completely switched career paths and began working at an inner city school in Detroit, supporting and teaching students that struggled academically. As she takes on the Volunteer Specialist role, she’s excited to see relationships being built between the volunteers and the kids and the impact of partnership!
When she’s not working, she likes to spend time with her husband and Australian Shepherd, Hamilton, exploring her new city and finding the best baked goods.