Christie’s work prior to the MBA was focused on fostering an independent, vibrant, and diverse media sector. She started her career at a venture capital firm and spent six years managing sales and marketing for Women Make Movies, the world’s leading distributor of films by and about women.
Since the MBA, she co-founded Louder (acquired by Change.org), a crowd-promotion platform for ideas that matter. She is currently Director of New Media Ventures, the first national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change in the US. At New Media Ventures, she has overseen the investment into a portfolio of more than 60 non-profits and for profits, including Upworthy, CrowdTangle and Vote.org.
Christie holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA with distinction from the University of Oxford where she graduated with the Saïd Prize, awarded annually to the program’s top student. She lives in Oakland and is a proud co-owner of the Rio Theater in Monte Rio, CA.