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Audience in Lecture






At-Large Councilmember


Council of the District of Columbia


Christina Henderson is an At-Large member of the Council of the District of Columbia. Christina’s career has been guided by the principle that one’s zip code should not determine your opportunity for success, and she is excited to work each and every day to make this principle a reality for all DC residents. As a trusted political advisor, Christina has counseled United States Senators, DC Council members, and state and local education officials on an array of domestic policy issues which deeply impacts families and children. Immediately prior to serving as a member of the DC Council, Christina served as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) handling education, workforce, postal and census issues for both the leadership and personal office. Christina also served residents of DC in various capacities in DC government for 5 years, crafting and advancing over 40 pieces of legislation on an array of issues including student discipline, DCPS facilities, reproductive health, medical marijuana, and beverage sales at breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Christina received her BA in Political Science from Furman University in Greenville, SC and her Master in Public Affairs degree from Princeton University. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a proud co-founder and board member of the Black Women’s Congressional Alliance.

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