Christina Kollisch

Christina graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012 with a double major in Sustainable Food & Farming and Italian Studies. After working two growing seasons at organic Red Fire Farm, she embarked on a four-month volunteer farming journey across Italy, where she bottled wine and picked up plenty of horse poop. Upon her return, she began her career as an educator at the Berkshire Outdoor Center in Massachusetts. Due to the seasonal nature of outdoor education, she had the privilege to work at outdoor centers and farms in New Zealand, as well.

Having grown up in a multicultural household, cultural and linguistic immersion has always been part of her upbringing. She is very close with her family and attests much of her personal identity to having a deep understanding of her family history. Christina is looking forward to the challenge of transitioning into classroom teaching and learning about Honduran life. With her BECA experience, she hopes to go into ESL teaching and community activism back home.

Most recently, she has begun to explore poetry and relies on writing as a major processing tool. You can always talk to her about pizza, Broad City, and the artistic, biographical and political spheres of Beyoncè’s work.