Christina Baker graduated with honors from the University of Louisville (KY) in August 2016. She received a BA in Political Science and a minor in Russian studies, concentrating on conflict and national security. She studied abroad in Ireland and in the Czech Republic, studying the ethnic conflicts in each country. Following graduation, Christina received a Fulbright Grant to Narva, Estonia, where she taught English and assisted with research on Estonian-Russian tensions. Since then, she has worked in public policy on the federal and local levels, most recently as a legislative aide to a city councilwoman in Lexington, Kentucky. At the Bush School, Christina will concentrate in both international politics/grand strategy and intelligence.