Christina Griffin

Program Manager, National Partnerships

Christina Griffin

As Program Manager, Christina provides support for the new and existing partners. As well as, researches new initiatives and partnership opportunities, engages entrepreneurs and collaborates with the Programs Team. Christina is a graduate of the University of Kentucky - College of Arts and Sciences. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with minors in Neuroscience and Biology as well as a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science with a research certificate. Prior to joining Interise, she served the beauty and women’s empowerment industries as a Pageant Coach for women and children within her own minority-owned small business. Christina has experience in government, legislative policy, and historic preservation spaces through her time spent with the Nevada Women’s Lobby, Nevada State Legislature and Preservation North Carolina. In her free time she enjoys spending time volunteering as an active member of the Junior League and doting on her three year old dog, Wilbur.

What do I care about?
I'm passionate about the betterment of the world, specifically revitalizing underserved communities. I have made it my mission to uplift communities of color and advocate for the types of systemic changes that need to occur to give the next generation of children, teens and families an equitable shot at success. I believe economic and legal systems should work in an inclusive way for all humans, regardless of their race or background. I'm also passionate about creating partnerships at a local and state level that will allow for equal participation of minority and low income groups in all aspects of society.

Why Interise?
Interise allows me to work toward improving the world through tangible and practical means. I believe that generational wealth should be accessible to individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life. I love that the Streetwise MBA curriculum allows community partners to improve performance within all aspects of their businesses. Additionally, the small business growth that is directly tied to what Interise is doing aids in the empowerment and economic advancement of minority communities, which improves society as a whole. It’s my belief that being a part of Interise is causally tied to helping right the decades worth of systemic wrongs that have plagued the American economic system for far too long.