Christian grew up as a country boy in the small town of Marengo, IL. While studying environmental engineering at Marquette University, his involvement with the justice club and a bridge-building trip to Guatemala opened his eyes to the outside world. Seeking an opportunity to promote sustainable agriculture abroad, Christian found himself in Lusaka researching the struggle of Zambian families to access basic needs and lead healthy lives. The dream to become a doctor emerged as he glimpsed the impact of HIV in Africa and thus he returned to Chicago four years later for post-bac classwork. After a quick dive into pre-hospital care through paramedic training, he began medical school at Georgetown University. While earning his MD, he pursued the Health Justice Scholar Track, which included global health advocacy on the hill and research in Zambia. Christian is thrilled to undertake his Med-Peds Residency at Jackson because of unparalleled opportunities to work with underserved communities both locally and abroad. In the future he aspires to combine general inpatient practice with outpatient HIV care and plans to spend a portion of his career back in Africa.