Christina Moore is proud to call Idaho her home! Born and raised in Boise, Christina attended the University of Idaho where she earned both a B.S. in Biology in 1999 and a M.S. in Plant Science in 2002. During her time as an undergraduate and graduate student, Christina participated in research “rooted” in Idaho’s agricultural heritage; including Host-Plant Resistance (HPR), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) involving Russian-Wheat aphids, transposons in Maize, genetic transformation techniques, and in-vitro plant tissue culture in horticultural crops. After graduation, she returned to Boise to continue working in genetic crop improvement at the J.R. Simplot Company with her favorite food…potatoes! It is her passion for science and desire to show students that “Biology is everywhere!” that lead her to teach at the College of Western Idaho. Since 2010, Christina has enjoyed teaching as an adjunct instructor a fully online, introductory biology course that strives to demonstrate the importance of biology in our everyday lives. In 2013, she completed a second Master’s degree in Educational Technology at Boise State University and applied this training to assist Human Biology faculty in developing a new, fully online Human Anatomy and Physiology course at CWI for 2014. In her spare time, Christina enjoys reading a good cookbook, chasing after her two children, and re-learning the Violin and Cello.