Christine Hovde graduated from the University of Richmond in May 2007 with a B.A. in political science and Spanish. She immediately joined The Concord Coalition as Northeast Regional Director with a special focus on youth outreach. While at Richmond, Christine was an active participant in Mock Trial and campus political organizations. She volunteered for numerous grassroots campaigns on campus and in the community, and maintained an eighteen month internship with Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia that lasted until her graduation. In August 2009, she became the Southwest Regional Director, now located in New Orleans, LA.