Christy is a graduate of Illinois College and holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from the U of I Springfield. Her career has included working as an environmental protection specialist at the Illinois EPA and ENTICE at the Illinois DNR. She has worked in three different park districts including Director of the Metamora Park District. She has been a preschool director, outdoor educator and art teacher. She was a middle school science teacher in Dunlap and is currently the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Germantown Hills.