Christine McCarthy holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology and Ethics in the Department of Theology at Fordham University where she works as a Teaching Associate. Her dissertation work focused on the intersection of Catholic social thought and family planning. She received her B.A. in Theology with a minor in International Studies from Boston College in 2005 and her M.A. in Theology from BC’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in 2006. She lived and worked at a care center for HIV+ indigenous women in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, for five months in 2006 before returning to New York to work as a religion teacher and campus minister at an all-girls high school in Downtown Brooklyn. Her qualitative dissertation research with HIV+ Catholic women took her to Cape Town, South Africa. In her spare time, Christine enjoys cooking, swimming, dancing, and comedy.