Photo credit: Harvard Business School

Photo credit: Harvard Business School

Christina Wallace is the Vice President of Brand Marketing and Communications for Startup Institute, an edtech company disrupting professional development. Before moving into her corporate role, she was the founding Director of the New York campus.

Startup Institute’s cornerstone program is an 8-week career accelerator for recent grads and young professionals to build the skills, mindset, and network to succeed in jobs in the startup world. With tracks in web development, product design, technical marketing, and sales & account management, Startup Institute is obsessed with preparing the world's workforce for careers in innovative, high-growth companies.

Previously Christina was the founding CEO of a venture-backed fashion company called Quincy, a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, and an arts manager at the Metropolitan Opera. She holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and theater studies from Emory University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Christina enjoys writing, photography, yoga, and solo travel. Thanks to a life-long love of music, she sings with an all-tech a cappella group called NYC Sharp. She is also pleased to sit on the Alumni Board of Interlochen Center for the Arts. (And despite a childhood as a fat kid, she is an amateur triathlete and long-distance runner, with more than 20 races under her belt.)