Christina Henderson is an At-Large member of the Council of the District of Columbia and currently serves as the chair of the Council’s Committee on Health. Christina’s career has been guided by the principle that one’s zip code should not determine your opportunity for success, and she works every day to make this principle a reality for all DC residents.
Prior to her election in 2020, Christina provided counsel to United States Senators, DC Councilmembers, and state and local education officials on an array of domestic policy issues which deeply impact families and children. Most recently, Christina served as a Legislative Assistant for then U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) handling education, workforce, postal and census issues for both the leadership and personal office. She is known for her commonsense approach to policy, a collaborative working style, and centering equity in her work.
Christina received her BA in Political Science from Furman University in Greenville, SC and her Master in Public Affairs degree from Princeton University. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a proud co-founder of the Black Women’s Congressional Alliance. Christina lives in Petworth with her husband and two daughters.