Christine Leavitt, Graduate Research Assistant
Christine is a doctoral student in Gender Studies at ASU. Her research interests include the intersections of gender, religion, and mental health. Christine has worked as an attorney in the field of employment and labor law for over 12 years and as an adjunct instructor for over 7 years. In these positions, Christine has been involved in research seeking to close the low-income gap graduation rate from higher education and has worked to promote women and minorities into positions of leadership. Christine has also been given the opportunity to be a guest lecturer in Ukraine and Moldova as part of the US Build Initiative. As a mother of 6 children, including 3 girls, Christine is very passionate about gender equity in STEM, especially for girls who come from underrepresented communities and face additional barriers in STEM fields. Christine graduated with honors from BYU Law School with her Juris Doctor, and she graduated Valedictorian of her class from Southern Utah University with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish. She loves learning, traveling, exploring the outdoors with her family, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, and meeting new people. She is an accomplished pianist and a long-distance runner.