Christine is a 1988 honors graduate of University of Massachusetts, Lowell where she majored in English and History. She earned a varsity letter in Women’s Division II NECC Basketball and was the 1988 recipient of the English Department Award for Outstanding Achievement in English. She holds an MA in American Studies from Boston College with a concentration on Law and American Literature and a JD from Suffolk University Law School. Christine has been with the City of Lowell for over fifteen years. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and has successfully represented the City in several matters before the United States District Court (Massachusetts), the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Massachusetts Court of Appeals. In 2004 she was selected by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of five “Up and Coming Lawyers”.