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Christina Robinson

Christina is grateful to live close to the Bay Area's restaurants, nature and farmers markets. She makes a smoothie every morning, likes salads with as many colors as possible, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Where you grew up:

San Francisco

Your official position:

Email Operations Coordinator

Your real position:

Professional Clicker, Proofreader, QA-er & Spell-Checker

WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING TO WORK EVERYDAY?:

Helping out at a purpose-driven, women-run, environment- and health-conscious oasis is on the short list of the most inspiring things I can think of. The people and space (in the paradise we call Berkeley) are equally lovely, too. Plus, I can never get enough skin care. In short, working at Annmarie Gianni Skin Care makes me truly happy.

speed questions

Chai or coffee:

dirty chai

Decaf or regular:

regular

Snow or sun:

sun (I’m a lizard)

Beach or mountains:

beach during the week, mountains on the weekend

Book or kindle:

audiobook?

Country or city:

I’m a city girl

Hummus or guacamole:

guacamole

Honey or maple syrup:

honey on almond butter, maple in coffee

Tennis -singles or doubles:

singles

Almond butter or peanut butter:

almond butter

Chocolate or vanilla:

chocolate, always

Texas or California:

california to live, texas to visit

Mexican Food Or Japanese:

both! I’m really hungry.

Cats or dogs:

dogs

PC or Mac:

Mac

FB or Twitter:

the Twittah

Shopping or camping:

Shopping for fun, camping for my soul.

Pen & paper or iPad:

Pen and paper. Always and forever.

Football or soccer:

Whichever causes fewer concussions.

WHat's your favorite Annmarie Gianni Skin Care routine?

Aloe Herb Cleanser with Ayurvedic Facial Scrub or Aloe Herb Cleanser then Kaolin
Neroli Toning Mist in the day, Probiotic Serum and Anti-Aging Eye Cream at night
Normal/Combination Facial Oil with Minerals Multi-Purpose Foundation in Sand (under my eyes) and Honey (my cheeks)
Unscented Facial Oil on my neck – it’s weird, I don’t care, I love it.
Coconut Body Oil every single day
Antioxidant Lip Balm in my purse

WHat's your favorite way to re-charge?

Cooking at home while listening to a podcast.

WHat's your favorite food?

Pizza.

If you had a million dollars how would you spend it?

On clean water systems, green energy initiatives, harm reduction policies and felon’s rights legislation.

Name one thing on your bucket list.

Flying a plane.

What makes your heart smile?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Katherine Johnson, Nina Totenberg and Teri Gross.

What do you love about working with ASC?

Having a role that’s perfectly tailored to my interests and strengths, working with people whose company I enjoy, and a collaborative culture of growth and accountability.

What's your favorite book?

I can’t choose… The Secret History. Lab Girl. The House of the Spirits. Bossypants.

What color would you make the sky if it wasn't blue anymore?

Green. Also, it’s weren’t (with hypotheticals, the subjunctive voice is appropriate).

What's your favorite quote?

“Art has the power to render sorrow beautiful, make loneliness a shared experience, and transform despair into hope.” – Brené Brown

“When we have learned how to listen to trees then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.” Herman Hesse

“The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history or fiction; it seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science.” Rachel Carson

What do you feel your life purpose is?

George Saunders said it best: “As a goal in life, you could do worse than: Try to be kinder.”

Name your best trait.

I love picking up litter and am really passionate about composting.

What was the most interesting trip you have ever taken?

To Havana, Cuba in 2008. I have yet to live it down – staying in Vedado close to the Malecón was unforgettable, and the maquinas (old cars) were everywhere. We went to acoustic concerts in a casona’s lush backyard, ate lomo ahumado with a beer for lunch most days, drank sangria on the balcony overlooking the Caribbean every Monday afternoon. Everyone I encountered was resourceful, cultured and a great dancer. Every house had an atrium. Some atria had peacocks. The best pizza I’ve had in my life was from a tiny alley between crumbly old mansions, the crust equal parts crispy, chewy and cheesy.

If you were to create an essential blend, what would it contain?

Citrus and woody notes…Lemongrass, cedar and vetiver…or florals like jasmine, gardenia and rose.