Christina Prejean is a military Veteran, and proudly served as an officer in United States Air Force for six years, achieving the rank of Captain. Christina deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan for one year, from 2010 to 2011, where she was a Convoy Mission Commander and planned and executed 208...Read more
Christina Prejean is a military Veteran, and proudly served as an officer in United States Air Force for six years, achieving the rank of Captain. Christina deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan for one year, from 2010 to 2011, where she was a Convoy Mission Commander and planned and executed 208 convoy missions, providing secure protection and transportation of 183 Department of Defense VIPs, including the Secretary of Defense, the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. While in Afghanistan, Christina saw the desperate need for women’s rights and met with USAID’s Senior Gender Advisor, the Afghan Ministry of Defense, and International Human Rights leaders, to strategize and address critical issues of gender inequality and promoting the advancements for Afghan Women.
In 2012, Christina returned to her native San Diego to study at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree in 2016. In law school, she volunteered at the Domestic Violence clinic, as a bilingual legal intern. She also has served as a Veteran Advocate with the Veterans Treatment Court for 3 years, aiding veterans in the criminal justice system, through visiting them in prison and attending court hearings with them. Christina received her Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Spanish from Westmont College, and spent a semester abroad at the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.
Christina is a civil litigation attorney in San Diego She also represents clients through her pro-bono work with Protect Our Defenders, aiding military victims of sexual assault; and Casa Cornelia, aiding clients seeking asylum. She is a proud women’s rights activist and raises awareness about women’s issues through her articles in the San Diego Union Tribune and founding “She Is Greater,” which uses social media to educate on issues women face globally. She is a 2017 New Leaders Council of Los Angeles fellow, President of the National Women’s Political Caucus of San Diego, and a Truman National Security Project, San Diego fellow.