Christina Ruszczyk-Murray

Extension Agent

  • 4-H Youth Development

Education

  • BS, Outdoor and Environmental Recreation, minors in Natural Resources, Earth Sciences and Environmental Studies from Central Michigan University    
  • CSC, Youth Development from Thomas Nelson Community College
  • MA, Organizational Leadership, concentrating in Training and Development from Lewis University

 

Experience

  • 4-H Extension Agent, King William/King and Queen Counties, March 2018-present
  • Unit Coordinator, Northampton County, January 2012-March 2018
  • 4-H Extension Agent, Northampton County, November 2011 to March 2018
  • Program Coordinator, Hampton Teen Center, Hampton, VA, 2009 – 2011
  • Sr. Recreation Professional, City of Hampton Parks & Recreation, 08/06 – 07/09
  • Recreation Professional, City of Hampton Parks & Recreation, 05/03 - 08/06
  • Sr. Park Ranger Aide, City of Hampton Parks & Recreation, 05/02 - 05/03
  • Park Ranger Aide, City of Hampton Parks & Recreation, 05/01 - 05/02

 

Career Experience

  • Over 15 years’ experience in leadership of adventure education programming for youth, collegiate and corporate groups
  • During the course of Christina’s career she has extensive training in diversity and inclusion, group facilitation and development and experiential education
  • Throughout her career Christina has worked with youth and college students developing career and life skills through programming, on the job training, internship supervision and as an AmeriCorps supervisor.

 

Professional Associations

  • Virginia Association of Extension Agents
  • Virginia Association of 4-H Agents
  • National Association of 4-H Agents
    Virginia Resource-Use Education Council
    Virginia Aassociation of Environmental Educators

 

Awards

  • 4-H Foundation Innovative Programming Award 2015
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship 2014-2017

 

Christina Ruszczyk-Murray