Christine Clayton received her Master’s in Elementary Education from The College of Saint Rose in April 2005. Upon graduating, she taught seventh and eighth-grade math and science in a dual-classroom setting at St. Patrick’s Academy in Catskill, New York. She applied for and received a grant to start a successful recycling program at St. Patrick’s. She was also the originator and coordinator of the after-school enrichment program at the school. Her other interests include wildlife rehabilitation, riding and training horses, running, and website design.