Who I Am



My name is Christina Nielsen. I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in June 2011 and moved to Madagascar from February 2012 to April 2014 as a Small Enterprise Develepment Peace Corps Volunteer.  I can say now Peace Corps has forever changed me. Since my return to the States, I am attempting to pursue my next dream, attending law school.

A little bit of personal stuff about myself, I am one of four girls, one in a set of triplets. Growing up was anything but normal, there was constant competition in terms of grades, athletic-ness, awards, etc. However, I wouldn’t change if I could. My sisters (both older and same age) have given me the strength and the confidence to follow my dreams. My bachelor’s degree is in Hospitality Management, a little strange for someone looking into a career in law. I am wanting to focus in Labor Law, so they are related. My dream, even if for a summer or an internship, and regardless of the stigmatism surrounding the company, is to work for Toms.

Other random facts: I am a HUGE Taylor Swift fan. I am deathly afraid of heights, but love adrenaline activities. I have already checked off sky diving and zip lining off my Bucket List. I love reality television, and wish I was on any one of them. Survivor looks so easy after spending two years abroad; I can do it CBS! Pick me! Pretty Little Liars is one of my all time guilty pleasures, and for good reason.

I am an open book, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. My email is cmnielsen89 (at) gmail.


Thank you for taking the time to browse my page, and read my pieces.



3 thoughts on “Who I Am

  1. barawa says:

    If you happen to interact with middle and high school girls near your future site in Madagascar, would you mind teaching them “Fifteen” of Taylor Swift. It’s a great song for teens.

  2. Sonia Marsh says:

    Hi Christina, This is Sonia, and Pia just came by and gave me your website address. As you know, I’d love to do some Peace Corps work one day, and I know they take women over 50. Look forward to keeping up with your adventures. BTW, my travel memoir about uprooting our 3 sons from OC to Belize is being launched at Laguna Beach Books on August 30th. Hope to hear more about your adventures when you return, and through your blog. Take care, Sonia Marsh.

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