Christina Congdon is currently a Doctoral of Nursing Practice candidate at Rutgers University School of Nursing, where she is studying to become a Midwife with a specialization in HIV. She aims to focus her doctoral clinical work on the effects of following a whole foods, plant-based diet during pregnancy and the health outcomes for both mother and baby, as well as prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the US.
Christina earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies from Stony Brook University in 2011. She has worked as a Surgical/Trauma ICU Registered Nurse in various New York City/borough hospitals since that time and continues to do so currently at NYU Hospital in Manhattan.
During the Ebola outbreak, Christina joined Partners in Health where she worked as an Emergency Response Nurse in Harper, Liberia. The scope of work encompassed not only operational and clinical tasks in an Ebola Treatment Unit, but overall health systems strengthening as well. Christina was actively involved in the construction and opening of a new Maternal-Child Health care center as well as graduate nurse training and curriculum development at Tubman University School of Nursing.