Interviewer: What is your name?
Christine: Christine Ruiz
Interviewer: What is your position at CSA?
Christine: Director of Science and SEL
Interviewer: What does that position entail?
Christine: I oversee curriculum development for K–12 Science as well as consulting with other disciplines on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) projects. I work closely with our amazing team of freelancers to ensure our science content is of the highest quality by providing them with everything they need. I am also a main point of contact for all of our science clients.
Interviewer: How did you become a part of CSA?
Christine: I started working for CSA as a science freelancer and just fell in love with the company and the team.
Interviewer: What is the best part of your job?
Christine: I love that each project presents new and different opportunities. Nobody likes doing the same thing over and over. It’s great being able to work on a variety of projects that have different requirements, different components, and that bring their own unique set of challenges.
Interviewer: What do you wish people knew about your work at CSA?
Christine: I wish others knew the challenges of everything that is involved in working on a project—from coordinating with the client to working with internal and external team members. A lot of hard work and thought goes into each project we take on to ensure a timely delivery of high-quality products and services.
Interviewer: What do you wish schools focused on more in terms of education and why?
Christine: I wish schools did more project-based learning, which gives students the opportunity to learn to work together as a team.
Interviewer: What are three interesting facts about you?
Christine: I absolutely LOVE everything about Christmas. I listen to Christmas music throughout the year to stay in the spirit. I also love those Christmas Hallmark movies. I never miss one! I’m also a HUGE Disney fan! I have been going to their parks for over 30 years and it never gets old.
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