Photo credit: Harvard Business School

Photo credit: Harvard Business School

Christina Wallace is the Founding Director of BridgeUp: STEM, a new educational initiative at the American Museum of Natural History focused on introducing girls and minorities to computer science. It is funded by a generous $7.5M 5-year grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust.

Previously Christina was a Vice President at Startup Institute, the Founder and CEO of venture-backed fashion company Quincy Apparel, 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 is a mentor with Coolhouse Labs, a startup accelerator based in Northern Michigan, and is pleased to sit on the Alumni Board of Interlochen Center for the Arts. She is also a mentor with the Fashion Tech Lab in New York City. 

An avid writer, she contributed a chapter to Passion and Purpose, published by Harvard Business Press in 2011. She was named to Mashable’s list of “44 Female Founders to Know” in 2012 and has been profiled in Marie Claire, the Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company, among others. In 2013 she won the $250,000 Take the HELM grant to open Startup Institute's New York campus. In her free time, Christina sings with Ensemble Companio and is an amateur athlete, with 18 half marathons, 2 triathlons, and 2 marathons under her belt. She currently resides in Brooklyn.