Christina Deagen is the initiatives coordinator with the Local Grantmaking Program, providing administrative and grantmaking support to the Local Director and Program Officers. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked as a German teacher then transitioned to the professional development team at IXL Learning, an EdTech company. Christina earned her B.A. in Global Studies with a minor in Public Relations at San Jose State University, where she studied in Oslo, Norway for a semester. She is passionate about travel and learning about different cultures and has visited 26 countries.