Christine has a BA in Women’s Studies from Newcomb College, a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a J.D. from the University of Illinois. Christine has nearly two decades of experience as a foreign policy professional, advocate, and lawyer. At WhatsApp, she led the global policy function to address all concerns from governments globally, assess market entry dynamics, and address safety, privacy, and security issues. She currently consults with startups and technology companies on international challenges. Christine served at the National Security Council in the Obama White House as the Director for International Economics and National Trade Policy covering trade and global supply chain issues. As Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Engagement, she was responsible for stakeholder engagement — collaborating with hundreds of companies to advise the President and Cabinet Members on the formulation and implementation of trade policies. She also worked at the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture helping U.S. businesses increase exports, expand into new markets, navigate regulatory challenges, and compete globally. Prior to her government service, she practiced securities and commercial litigation in New York.