Christine was a postdoctoral researcher at Politecnico di Milano and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
She has pursued her PhD studies at the Economics Department of the University of Maastricht. During this time, she has spent visiting periods at the Earth Institute and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University as well as the International Development Department of the University of East Anglia. Prior to starting her PhD studies, she received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economic Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
In COBHAM, she worked on using a combination of theory and empirical methods to understand the role of social networks in determining environmental behavior.