Christina challenged herself academically at Mason, from taking advanced classes in her major in criminology, law and society to pursuing a minor in global affairs. She participated in the development of original research as part of the demanding Honors Seminar in Criminology, Law and Society, and presented research at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium and at the 2011 Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. "She often goes beyond assignments and expectations in order to gain better understanding of an issue," reports an instructor in two courses.
Beyond the classroom, Christina played an important leadership role in student organizations. She has been president of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the criminal justice student organization. She was also VP of Alpha Phi Sigma, the honor society for criminal justice students, and was appointed to Mason's Student Government and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Christina is a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity. She has received numerous departmental awards, including the 2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award. She also received the Dean’s Challenge Scholarship for 2011-2012.