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Christine Lai

Christine Lai

Chief of Staff, Delivering Happiness

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Christine Lai is a collaboration catalyst who joined the Delivering Happiness team to cultivate relationships with organizations that are looking to align their profits, passion, and purpose. At her core, Christine loves identifying and maximizing the true potential of individuals and organizations. Fueled by her passion for uniting people and purpose, Christine blends her experience in the private and social sector to build and strengthen collaboration among impact communities. Prior to joining the Delivering Happiness team, Christine served as a 2012 ProInspire Fellow at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy, where she focused on marketing and communication initiatives as well as building community relationships. Christine started her career as a founding staff member at the University of California, Merced, developing leadership and student life programs, and also spent over six years operating basketball tournaments around the country with Nike's Tournament of Champions. Prior to her sector switch, Christine was the Executive Strategy Director at Elite Meetings International, a hospitality marketing and technology start-up representing luxury hotels and resorts around the world. Drawing on her previous experiences, Christine truly believes in and values communities that challenge, inspire, and support one another to succeed. She continually strives to support individuals and organizations to create cultures focused on cultivating the maximum potential in people by doing amazing things together. Christine graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Political Science. When she's not Delivering Happiness, she enjoys concerts, food, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.