Christina Brelia
Graduate Program Coordinator, Pharmaceutical Sciences 509-368-6607 PBS 347 Spokane

Education

  • BA in Organizational Management, minor in Accounting, Whitworth University
  • MBA, Eastern Washington University, December 2021

About Me

I was born and raised in Germany and moved to the US when I was in middle school. I came to Washington State University (WSU), after working five years as a program manager at The Arc of Spokane Community Centers and had served as a student mentor for hundreds of nursing, occupational therapy, and speech students from both WSU and Eastern Washington University.

My goal is to create better leaders and hopefully help in the process of making someone’s life better. While working at The Arc, I realized that I enjoyed mentoring and loved helping students thrive to obtain their future independence. As a child of a military father, who only obtained a GED, I feel very blessed to have gotten as far as I have because according to stats – I should not have graduated high school. My father and mother instilled a work ethic that let me know that I could do anything. I want to help others see their potential and remove barriers that stop others from succeeding.

In my spare time I like to…

I have currently taken up hiking—Spokane has many amazing trails. I have two kids and am their, sometimes embarrassingly loud, cheer leader, and I coach soccer for little boys. I also do a lot of volunteer work with Lutheran Community Services Northwest and serve as their procurement chair.

Why WSU?

When I worked with Amy Meredith from Speech and Hearing Sciences at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, and Jo Ann Dotson and Sarah Griffith from the College of Nursing – I always heard positive things about the work environment.

I love working at WSU. I’ve found the community to be very welcoming and enjoy the relationships that I’ve created in my department.

My Favorite Quote

I have too many – I enjoy quotes about being a better person and leaving this world in a better state than when you entered it.

Awards

  • Manager of the Year, The Arc of Spokane
  • Staff Excellence Award, WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences