Dr. Christine Balarezo is a 2020 NGen Fellows Alumni and Founder of Christine Balarezo LLC. She is an Intuitive Spiritual Coach and Consultant, Educator, and Energy Healer helping guide others in reconnecting to their soul being and mission, navigating their spiritual journeys, and learning how to incorporate self-love, self-care, and spiritual wellness into their lives. In a past life, she was a human trafficking scholar with ten years of experience in the field, and with expertise in mixed-methods trafficking and policy research.
Christine began her career in academia serving as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science, and a Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Scholar, where she conducted fieldwork across Israel on its human trafficking policy. As a multicultural Latina and single mother, Christine is also passionate about and continues working with vulnerable populations within human rights, higher education, and the mental health fields. Christine received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Texas, and her M.A. in Political Science from the University of South Florida. When she’s not helping others, she enjoys being a global nomad, cooking Peruvian and Asian food, connecting with her ancestors, spending time with her teen, and walking their two dachshunds, Rusty and Gia.