Christine Román was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico and spent over a decade attending school and teaching in San Antonio. Before joining Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep, Ms. Román served as the principal of Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School in Brooklyn, New York. She is excited to live in her adopted home, Texas, and to help build a vibrant community emphasizing high expectations, strong values, and demonstrable results.
Ms. Román holds two degrees from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio: a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. After graduating from St. Mary’s, Ms. Román taught middle and high school mathematics and science for five years at Holy Cross High School in San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Román was also the mathematics department chair, the robotics team coach, and a de facto college counselor.
She also holds a Master's of Public Health degree in Biostatistics from Columbia University in New York. In her time at Columbia, she managed and analyzed the data for several epidemiological studies of epilepsy and pediatric retinoblastomas.
Ms. Román is the youngest of her family’s eighteen siblings. She is the happy mother of three boys and a girl. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and cooking.