Christina (Christy) Waterman is a Childhood Education professional and progressive education advocate. After spending several years as a Preschool and School Age Site Director, including positions with the Harry Pregerson Child Care Center in DTLA, the Child Education Center in La Canada, and the Burbank Community YMCA, she began working in the field of Higher education in 2017 with the aim of teaching at the college level to prepare Early Childhood Education professionals. She holds a BA in Psychology from Oklahoma State University and an MA in Child Development from Tufts University.
Christy grew up in the central Oklahoma city of Shawnee. She is an enrolled tribal member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and also is of Creek (Muskogee) descent. She has worked with various tribal organizations as a student and as an education professional including the Iowa (pronounced I-oh-way) Tribe, Pawnee Nation Indian Child Welfare and Central Tribes of the Shawnee Area which is affiliated with the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, Kickapoo and Sac ‘n’ Fox Nations. It is with great pride and honor that she presents herself as a member of a culture rich in history, tradition and resilience.