christina buckner

Christina teaches English in the villages of Agua Caliente Nueva, Emiliano Zapata, and Juan Gil, handles the Foundation's web presence, teaches bike polo, and is one of the Foundation’s mechanics. A top female bike polo player from the US, Christina found out about the Foundation when she came to Mexico for the International Women's Bike Polo Championship in June 2016. Christina has a B.S. in Theater and Anthropology from the University of Evansville and a M.A. in Environmental Anthropology from the University of Kentucky. She did her Master’s research in Nicaragua and Peru working with indigenous populations and sustainable agriculture.

She has worked professionally in regional and Off-Broadway theater, as a university-level Anthropology instructor, as a podcast producer, as a horticultural specialist, as a bike mechanic, and as an illustrative designer and screen printer. With a strong background in the arts and sustainability, she is currently working to start permaculture food forests in the primary schools as well as arts and theater festivals for the Costalegre children. Although originally from Appalachia, she has lived in every region in the U.S. and moved to Careyes from New York City. She spends her free time hiking the local terrain with her dog, Emma Starfox, bouldering, and attempting to skim board.

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