Christa is a full time Executive-in-Residence / Professor of the Practice in the MS Biotechnology Program and Bioinformatics Program at the College of Science. Supplemental to this role, she is a Faculty Affiliate for Strategy & Growth for the Healthcare and Biotechnology program at the College of Professional Studies.
In her roles she bridges her real-world expertise with an academic application while leading multiple concentrations and contributing to the competitive global growth of both programs. As an '00 alum of Northeastern's MBA program, she also proudly supports multiple programs across Northeastern, serving as a D’Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB) Domestic Consulting Sponsor and Mentor; a Career Mentor for various science-business students across the College of Science, the College of Professional Studies, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the College of Engineering's Bio programs, and D'Amore McKim's LIfe Sciences concentration; supports the A2M Program as an Industry Liaison; and has been a Distinguished Speaker for the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program since 2012.
She remains active in industry as a Life Sciences Business Advisor and Seminar Lead at Impono LLC, an organization that envisions a more equitable and equal world through science. Their mission is to amplify the power of science and advise science and educational organizations for global public good.
Prior to her work in higher education, Christa spent over 25 years creating and supporting unique business models that integrates the Sales, Operations, Financial and People side of business. She has served in various executive and senior leadership roles, reporting to Boards of Directors, CEOs, CFOs, and COOs while leading and advising on initiatives to accelerate and improve businesses overall. Sample achievements include product launches, integration of R&D and regulatory plans with early-stage pre-commercial and commercial strategies, and overseeing company resets and lead/manage overall strategy and execution.