Christine is a commercial law attorney in private practice in Manhattan. She is the Chairwoman of the Animal Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, previously serving as the Committee’s Secretary and Member since 2007. She graduated with honors from Smith College in 2004 and New York University School of Law in 2007. Through her work on the Committee, she has focused on a number of areas in which human and animal welfare issues converge, including the link between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence, humane education, and animal welfare and food safety reform in animal agriculture. Christine has also devoted significant pro-bono legal services to underprivileged clients in the areas of special education and non-profit incorporation and operations and was the recipient of the 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award by the Legal Aid Society.