Christa is from El Paso, Texas. She received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, followed by a master’s degree in Educational Administration (Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education), from Texas A&M University. In 2010, she completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. Prior to her arrival at UNT in July 2011, she worked in student activities at both Missouri State University (2001-2004) and the University of Central Florida (2004-2011). When she’s not at work, Christa enjoys playing volleyball, watching TV, and going to the dog park (with her dogs).