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Christina Harris


Christina joined MPC in 2012, and supports the organization’s fundraising efforts. Before joining the staff, she worked as one of MPC’s research assistants. 

Prior to MPC, Christina most recently assisted with the coordination of events and projects at the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. She also conducted research on the need for inclusionary and sustainable urban development in developing countries. 

Christina moved to Chicago in 2005, and worked as a Project 55 Fellow in the Office of New Schools at Chicago Public Schools. Following her fellowship, she joined the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, as its operations and program associate. While at the Chicago Committee, Christina assisted with program coordination and was responsible for developing and managing the organization’s budget, as well as providing outreach and communication to its diverse constituency. 

An avid nature lover and environmentalist, Christina once worked on a tree farm and at the Harvard University Arboretum. She still practices her plant identification skills whenever she gets the chance.

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Christina Harris Assistant Development Director
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Areas of expertise

  • External Relations
  • Operations
  • Spatial Planning & Landscape Design


AB, Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Princeton University
MLA, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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