Christina A. Smith
As Administrative Assistant of Student Enrichment Services, Christina is responsible for managing the SES One Form, connecting students with office resources, and managing the office budgets. In addition to these tasks, she also works alongside the Director on special projects such as the Student Emergency & Essential Needs (SEEN) Fund and Commencement resources. Due to her experiences as a first-generation, low-income woman of color, Christina is passionate about students excelling, feeling supported and having the space to explore their identity during their academic journey.
Christina is a proud product of the South Side of Chicago and enjoys bragging about how awesome the South Side is. Prior to Northwestern, Christina managed a caseload of 35 students at Kennedy-King College through the education non-profit, One Million Degrees. In this role she supported highly motivated, low-income community college students through professional development workshops, individual case management, and community partnership development. She holds a Bachelors of Arts from Loyola University Chicago where she studied Black World Studies and Classical Civilizations. Outside of her career, you can find Christina either watching her television shows (she follows 25+ programs), engaging in mobile or cityscape photography with her DSLR or making a dent in her goal to read 50 books a year.