Christina Burns was born on August 22, 1985, in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She attended college at the Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Human Development and Family Studies across the lifespan. Christina also took extra courses centered in counseling. She made time to freely give herself and services, when and where she was able to do so.
Taking a stance in volunteering, she worked with after school programs for at-risk youth, the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Hotline, as well as, women victims of domestic violence. Christina also actively held office positions within the community of recovering addicts, chaired meetings, organized sober events, and offered sponsorship to females new in recovery.
Upon graduating from PSU, Christina was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree, in addition to, a Certificate of Chemical Dependency and Preventions Counseling. She went on to attain many personal and professional achievements. Following graduation, Christina worked as a Case Manager/Counselor at a residential facility for homeless veterans. She was then hired privately to design, develop, and facilitate as the CEO of a non-profit faith-based organization. Creating a 19 bed residential Veteran's facility offering a wide variety of services to include a holistic approach to life recovery, was an exciting experience in her career. Going on to work as a counselor at a residential rehabilitation facility and focusing on mental health, behavioral health, and drug and alcohol is one of her most favorite of all professional accomplishments. In following her heart and desiring to help as many lives as possible, Christina wrote her first book. A memoir of life experience, finding inner strength, and keeping hope alive. "The Journey Called Life".
As a published author, a member of the International Women's Writing Guild, a Good Reads Author, and an Amazon Author, she now shares her story with the world.
Christina loves being a mommy, helping others, and all things outdoors. From working on mechanics to wearing high heels, she is magnificently well rounded and down to earth! As a true free spirit, Christina enjoys kayaking, mudding in her lifted '77 Chevy truck, riding dirt bikes and four-wheelers, fishing, sleeping under the stars, museums, amusement parks, dancing, traveling, furthering her education, reading, motivational speaking, thinking, and more- as long as it involves spending time with her son! Discovering true love and happiness in her child, the answers to life's questions in her education, and fulfillment in her career, Christina finally found her serenity.