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Christine Smith
Policy Analyst

Profile | Christine Smith (she/her) is an enrolled member of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians. Since 2016, on the Partnership’s Policy Team she’s worked to advocate for the needs of domestic violence programs and survivors through state and federal legislation, training and technical assistance and systems change work. She received her Masters in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco with a concentration in health care. Previously, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and minor in Native American Studies. Prior to working at the Partnership, Christine served as an Associate Health Policy Analyst at the California Rural Indian Health Board supporting the health needs of tribal people in California. Christine also has experience working at the Sierra Health Foundation with their Respite Partnership Collaborative and San Joaquin Valley Health Fund projects. Christine started in the policy field with the California Consortium for Urban Indian Health (CCUIH) where she worked on policy and advocacy issues specific to California urban Indian health programs and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Christine is a dedicated policy nerd, a crafter and soccer player, as well as the Mom of a puppy and two cats.