The New School Alum, Advocate, Community Member/Leader, and Public Speaker
During her junior and senior years in high school, Christine Rodriguez worked as a peer college counselor. Her experience helping her peers navigate the college and financial aid application process was chronicled in the Emmy-nominated film, “Personal Statement.” Since her freshman year in high school, she worked as a youth organizer with Make The Road New York and the Urban Youth Collaborative. During her senior year in high school, she was appointed to serve on a mayoral task force for school reform. Rodriguez enrolled at the Eugene Lang College at The New School in the fall of 2015 after graduating from the Bushwick School for Social Justice. She continued to work in her high school as a college bridge counselor throughout college, only taking a brief break to study abroad in Cuba. Christine graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies in 2019. Since the release of the film, “Personal Statement,” Christine has helped to lead the film’s impact campaign, traveling and speaking to audiences throughout the country.