Born in South Africa, Christy immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old. The many years and international moves required to eventually reach permanent resident status spurred her interest in the varying experiences found in all types of migration, voluntary or involuntary. She spent two years working with the asylum seeking population in Phoenix, Arizona and joined TSOS after supporting their story gathering trip to Phoenix. Christy enjoys any opportunity to serve in her community, whether it’s collecting supplies for her kids teachers, taking her family on “trash walks” or collecting furniture for a new refugee family. She calls the beautiful desert of Phoenix home with her husband & 3 kids, but she dreams of Hawaiian beaches.