Christina Dideriksen

Born into a family of both artists and social activists, Christina has spent her life navigating these fields. She grew up in Durham, NC and stayed local for her Bachelors of Arts at Duke University.  Her first international experience as a teenager took her through Ireland, Africa, and Saudi Arabia in one culture shocking season.  Her love for travel was cemented through return trips as both holidaymaker and volunteer to Europe and Africa in subsequent years. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Acting from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has worked professionally in voice-over, theatre, and short films.  In New York City she jumped head first into media with co-producer credits on the docu-series Art/Trek.  She returned to academia and received her Master of Science in Global Health from Duke University in 2014 after successfully defending her thesis: "Evaluating Applied Theatre Using Amateur Community Actors as a Modality for Pedestrian Education Among Primary School Students in Moshi, Tanzania."

Most recently she lived and worked in Geneva, Switzerland with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. While enjoying the decadent natural beauty of Switzerland, she experienced the real-world delicacy of working for change through international health policy.

Christina continues to consult for UNAIDS as co-editor of Equal Eyes, a project on advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex people.

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Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be. ~ Ophelia
— Hamlet (IV.v.42-43)