Her interest in the lives of undergraduates extends to her research interests in social identity development and access and support for first-generation students and students from lower SES backgrounds. In all her work, she maintains a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion within higher education. As a faculty member, she values personal connections with students as they navigate their academic and personal paths.
Outside of work, Christian enjoys spending time with her family, husband Jason and daughter Jillian, a first-year at Cornell University. She loves cooking, movies, reading, true crime podcasts, and spending time with the family dog, Cowboy, cats, Winston and Sammy, and Jillian’s horse, Lincoln.