TLG salutes Ms. Christina Hardaway. Christina has been a member of the U.S. diplomatic service since 2011. She currently works in the Bureau of African Affairs as the Gender & Entrepreneurship Officer. In this position, Christina leads the Africa Bureau’s efforts to promote entrepreneurship and gender equality. She also serves as the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program coordinator and program officer for the Africa Bureau’s “We CREATE” women’s entrepreneurial centers in Zambia and Kenya. Previously, she served as an Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands where she advanced the bilateral U.S.-Dutch relationship in the areas of energy, environment, science, technology, and health. Christina also served as a Consular Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, Mexico, where she led the investor visa portfolio. Christina is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and an alumna of Atlanta Public Schools. She joined the Foreign Service after graduating from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University with a Master of Public Administration and a Master in International Relations. Christina graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Economics.
"Contributing to solutions of shared global challenges has been my most rewarding experience," said Christina. "I've had the opportunity to discuss unique American experiences to a global audience, such as the American Civil rights movement and I've also been able to bring lessons back, such as engineering solutions to Hurricane Sandy recovery and the Flint water crisis."