Institute Faculty

Christine Cruzvergara

Christine Cruzvergara

Chief Education Strategy Officer, Handshake

Christine leads Handshake’s partnerships with the higher education community, which includes 18 million students from 1,250 educational institutions. A nationally recognized change agent and expert on strategies to drive equitable student career success, she is regularly referenced in media, such as CNBC, Forbes, and Inside Higher Education.

Prior to Handshake, Christine was the Associate Provost for Career Education at Wellesley College, where she received the 2017 Career Services Excellence Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the 2017 Innovation Award from Eduventures. She has also held senior level positions and board roles at George Mason University, Georgetown University, The George Washington University, NACE, and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

Areas of Expertise

  • Change management
  • Future of work
  • Team development
  • Intersection between education and employability