Christina Straham

Van Andel Institute Graduate School Student


Undergraduate university: University of Michigan-Flint

Thesis: TBD

Mentor: Connie Krawczyk, Ph.D.

Experience: While completing her undergraduate degree at UMFlint, Christina conducted a three-month project at Michigan State University studying the link between childhood obesity and cognitive function. She then went on to write her honors thesis titled “The role of obesity beginning in childhood and future risk of developing dementia.”

Hometown: Flint, Michigan

Hobbies: Cooking, longboarding, spending time with my husband and cats