At the White House (during happier times). Image credit: Jill Krause

At the White House (during happier times). Image credit: Jill Krause

Christine Koh is a music and brain scientist turned multimedia creative. She spent a decade in academia, during which time she was awarded prestigious fellowships from the National Institutes of Health to fund her Ph.D. research at Queen’s University and joint-appointment postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology. Christine was about to become a professor when she decided to hang up her academic spurs in favor of more flexible and independent ventures.

Since leaving academia in 2006, Christine has forged a career focused on creating content to help people live better, happier, and with elevated purpose and intention. Christine wears a lot of hats, including:

  • Founder/editor of Boston Mamas, a pioneer in the hyperlocal lifestyle niche. Boston Mamas has received numerous accolades over the years and reaches parents with children of all ages.

  • Co-host of the Edit Your Life Show, a podcast devoted to helping people edit their lives to make room for awesome. Edit Your Life is a top-rated podcast on iTunes and won the 2017 Podcast of the Year Iris Award.

  • Co-author of Minimalist Parenting, a book to help parents enjoy modern family life more by doing less. Minimalist Parenting has been featured in The New York Times, Redbook, The Huffington Post, NPR, The Boston Globe, Parenting, and more!

  • Designer/co-owner of Brave New World Designs, a stylish collection of advocacy-oriented designs -- 20% of each sale goes to a different charity related to the design.

  • Creative Director at Women Online, a communications firm that specializes in using social media for good. Women Online is a small but mighty team with a badass client roster. Christine has created creative programs for awesome clients such as: American Cancer Society, AMAZE.org, American Heart Association, Boden, Heifer International, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and more.

Christine lives in the Boston area with her husband Jonathan and daughters Laurel and Violet.

Photo by Mom 2.0 Summit

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