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Registered Nurse

Raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Christina relocated to Houston Texas in 1999. Christina is a graduate of Indiana University with a minor in accounting and a major in nursing. Christina works as a registered nurse specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology, general women’s healthcare, as well as Neonatology of premature and critically ill infants.

Outside the parameter of bedside nursing, Christina is also certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She has set up several pharmaceutical clinical trials with companies including Pfizer, Merck, Quintiles, Eli-Lilly and others. Some of these drugs are currently on the market and available to the public and some are still in their research phase.

Christina has a passion for the healthcare industry and believes in promoting education in preventative care. She has volunteered in several healthcare clinics, mobile mammograms and other non-for-profit organizations that serve and educate the community to better enhance health. She is also involved with the Women’s Pregnancy Center teaching fetal development, birthing classes as well as being one of their three ultra-sound specialists.

Christina is from the Great Lakes State of Michigan and enjoys the outdoors. She was raised on a farm in her childhood years giving her a love for animals. She loves cold weather and snow and politely declines commenting about the heat since she now resides in Houston! She loves to snowmobile and toboggan down very steep and icy hills! She also cross-country ski, but can you believe has always wimped out of downhill skiing? This is next on her list of things to try, however- husband permitting. Christina is also an avid Wolverines fan- GO BLUE! In college, Christina was on the IU equestrian team and won her first blue ribbon in jumping in 1994. On the artistic side, Christina took 12 years of ballet, which although not pursued, is still greatly appreciated. She also loves to draw and paint to relax and swears she will take this back up as soon as time permits! Weekends are dedicated to spending time with her husband and church community.

Currently, Christina is employed as a triage/nurse educator in Houston, Texas for one of nine physicians specializing in OB/Gyn. She is also the new Health and Wellness director for Merlino Fitness and will be writing articles on general health and wellness and women's health. Christina can be reached in Houston at 713.523.2577 or e-mail her at info@merlinofitness.com.



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