Christine has a degree in Industrial and Packaging Technology from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, and was also a H&M Sustainable Packaging Challenge fellow of the DO School based in Germany. It was from her background in packaging that she was inspired to live a zero waste lifestyle, and began blogging about living a simple and sustainable lifestyle.

Today, she currently resides in California where she works full time at Cisco Systems as a Sustainable Packaging Program Manager. In her full time work, she drives sustainability initiatives in the supply chain, from material innovations in Cisco products and packaging to waste reduction projects throughout the logistics system. She still continues to create content for her blog, Snapshots of Simplicity, to inspire her followers to live more simply and sustainably, and also organizes a Zero Waste Silicon Valley meetup group to help mobilize community members to drive change in the way we waste.

Venture: Snapshots of Simplicity

Snapshots of Simplicity is a social venture dedicated to inspiring people to live simply and sustainably — it was born from the fact that Americans make up only 5% of the world’s population yet manage to produce 30-40% of the world’s waste. As the project was originally named ‘packageless,’ the long term vision of this venture is to open a local microgrocery store offering healthier packaging alternatives and sustainable community development opportunities. Nevertheless, Snapshots of Simplicity has been created to document Christine’s journey to live a zero waste lifestyle and share stories of how others live sustainably.

Apart from online awareness, Christine is also involved with various community initiatives and speaking opportunities in regards to zero waste. She currently works full time at a corporation, and when able, drives different campaigns to reduce waste in the workplace.

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