Christina Shailas is a first-generation Cypriot and Constantinople-Greek, born and raised in Queens, New York. Christina completed her undergraduate degree at New York University where she majored in Mathematics and Middle Eastern Studies. She went on to Teachers College, Columbia University to complete her Masters degree in Mathematics Education. Christina currently works as a Mathematics Teacher and Technology Integrationist at Convent of the Sacred Heart, a prestigious independent school in Upper East Side, Manhattan. Extremely passionate about education, Christina is committed to designing meaningful curricula that fosters a love for lifelong learning. She is deeply connected to her roots from Cyprus and Asia Minor, and growing up with stories from both sides has enriched her character. Christina loves traveling anywhere and everywhere, but most especially to Cyprus where she has spent every summer of her life. Christina has been the President of the Cypriot Young Professionals (CYP) from 2016 - February, 2018.