Christina Drummond

Director of Strategic Initiatives (former)

For twenty years and counting, Christina has served in management, program coordination, and consulting roles across academic, nonprofit, and commercial sectors, often working with leading organizations to develop innovative strategies, approaches and policies that transform their ability to achieve their missions. Since 2012, she has collaborated with Educopia in various ways, spearheading research efforts on digital preservation and collaborative digital scholarship support structures. She currently serves as Educopia’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, while also supporting partner led research efforts around continuing education and professional development across libraries, archives, and museums.

She has over a decade of experience developing strategic partnerships and extramural funding proposals, while wearing multiple hats ranging from a start-up’s program officer, to a nonprofit’s services manager, to principal of her own consulting firm. In addition to directly leading and influencing organizational operations, she has had a formative role in leading coalition driven public education efforts at the cross-section of public policy, technology, and economic development. She twice has been a founding staff member for vibrant, successful start-ups as they went through exponential growth in terms of products and services, successfully scaling-up programs into successful national enterprises.

She has over five years of public education and advocacy experience at the intersection of technology and the public good. She founded and directed a project on Technology and Civil Liberties at the ACLU of Washington Foundation, interned with the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Science, worked in international relations for Internet2, and volunteered in Dakar, Senegal to develop outcomes-driven evaluation tools for US-AID technology projects through the International Executive Service Corps. Christina has held multiple academic positions at the University of North Texas, as library faculty (Research Associate Professor) and college administration (Director for Research Development, Assistant Director of Proposal Development, and sponsored projects Grant Officer).

She has engaged a wide variety of audiences through conference speaking engagements (e.g. Nonprofit Technology Network), guest lectures (University of Washington’s I-School and School of Law), membership meetings (e.g. ACLU, SEIU, Lions Club), federal agencies (the National Science Foundation, the Ministry of Education for Columbia), and multi-national organizations (the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank). She has been quoted in print and online media (e.g. DailyKos, Seattle Times) with the results of her public education efforts surfacing in a special edition of Scientific American.

She holds an M.A. in International Science and Technology Policy from George Washington University, a Certificate in International Business from the University of Washington, and a B.S. with Honors in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the Ohio State University. While she’s lived in Washington DC., Seattle, Dallas, and Montreal, she’s proud as a native Buckeye to be with her family in Columbus, Ohio.

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