Christine Pina

Consulting Partner

Christine is the Chief Advancement Officer, Miss Porter’s School where she is a member of the school’s senior leadership team. She is responsible for all fundraising and alumni engagement activities and she has more than 25 years of experience in education administration.

Christine’s career in higher education began at Dartmouth College where she was an associate director of admission and director of student of color recruitment. After studying Administration, Planning and Social Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education she transitioned to educational fundraising and has held leadership roles in advancement at The Madeira School, her boarding school alma mater St. Paul’s School, her college alma mater, Wesleyan University, and the University of Hartford. In 2016, Christine joined Miss Porter’s where she leads a team of 14 advancement professionals.

Christine earned an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. She has been a trustee of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and formerly chaired the CASE Commission on Philanthropy. She was a trustee of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy where she served as vice chair of the board and chaired that board’s Development Committee. She has also served as a trustee of Wesleyan University and South Kent School, where she led the successful search for that school’s 10th Head of School. She is a former chair of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Alumni Council and served as an appointed director of the Harvard Alumni Association. She holds membership in Jack and Jill of America, The Links, Incorporated, and is a member of St. James’s Episcopal Church, West Hartford, Connecticut. She lives on the Miss Porter’s School campus with her husband, and their son is a college student. 


Farmington, Connecticut


  • Wesleyan University, B.A.
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.M.

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