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Christina Ong

Tiyya Ambassador

Christina Ong is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. She worked as the first Program Development Director for Tiyya and currently coordinates different projects revolving around refugee education, storytelling, and activism for various organizations around the world.  Christina credits her work with Tiyya and her family history of immigration as the foundation for her commitment to social justice and equity for all people.

Quote she lives by: "Life is not what you alone make of it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another." -- Yuri Kochiyama

Where she hopes to be in the next few years: In the next few years, Christina hopes to continue her studies and stay connected to the Tiyya community. She also aims to connect with her new home in Pittsburgh by volunteering with organizations that support refugees and immigrants.