Christmas is a cancer-surviving divorcee who has an uncanny ability to overcome adversity with grace, and has a passion for serving and sharing her life experiences to inspire others. Christmas is a lifestyle coach, who speaks and writes about being resilient in life and at work. She is also the author of upcoming title The Resilient Mind: A Field Guide to a Healthier Way of Life .
In 2017 she launched Simply ResilientTM, a blog where she shares her personal life challenges and reﬂections of resilience as a way to inspire others to improve their mindset to live a resilient life.
Professionally, she is a former management consultant at one of the world’s largest professional services ﬁrms, where she served as a trusted advisor to the top 5 global ﬁnancial institutions specializing in Risk and Regulatory aﬀairs. She currently holds a management leadership position at a technology company in New York City.
Christmas is the immediate past president of the Alexandria, VA chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., leading the chapter in providing meals to low-income residents, mentoring girls aged 14-18 years old, and raising money for scholarships for deserving high school seniors, resulting in recognition from the mayor of Alexandria, VA for the impact and value the chapter’s service has had on the city.
Christmas holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from California State University, Northridge, and a Master’s of Business Administration from The Johns Hopkins University. Christmas is a Los Angeles native, living in Brooklyn on a relentless quest to ﬁnd the best tacos in New York.