- Chiang Mai, Thailand
Christina Jordan facilitates cross-cultural dialogue and collaboration that bridges global and local social change. Born in Southern California and resident in Chiang Mai since 2012, she has lived, travelled or worked in 48 countries, and is the divorced mother of 3 half-Dutch sons. In 2001 she was named an Innovator for the Public by Ashoka for her work building online global communities to support locally led development initiatives in Africa. She went on to work with marginalised groups in a stone quarry (Uganda), a war-zone (Uganda) and a garbage dump (Thailand), to organise numerous events for social entrepreneurs around the world, and has also designed and led interactive sessions at world class public/private sector events like the Women’s Forum (2500+ participants in France and Myanmar) and the Ashoka Changemaker’s Week (1000+ participants in France). Since 2011 Christina leads Ci2iGlobal, an international working group on co-creative impact and innovation. She holds an MS from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, a BA in Linguistics from UCLA, and is a certified Art of Hosting practitioner and Laughter Yoga leader.