Christina Shorter began with the Council Monday, June 18. She comes with a wealth of international experience, having lived abroad for most of her life. She has lived in six countries, including Ethiopia and South Africa where she gained a firsthand perspective of international development and trade. She is a recent graduate of American University with a degree in public communications and multi-cultural studies. She has interned for the U.S. Embassy in Canada, the U.S. Embassy in Japan, the Peace Corps and the U.S. Department of State.