Christina completed her BSc in Physics of the Earth System and MSc in Climate Physics at Kiel University and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany. Afterwards she worked as a research scientist on Agulhas leakage, which is the exchange of waters between the Indian Ocean and South Atlantic, at GEOMAR. Her research interests include physical oceanography, ocean modelling, atmosphere-ocean interactions, Southern Ocean dynamics and the role of the Southern Ocean in a changing climate.