Christina Eckert
Christina Eckert

Meet Christina

Christina is a longtime Essex County resident, community activist and leader. Christina has spent the last 11 years devoting her time to education, philanthropy, and community building.  

Born and raised in Stoneham, Massachusetts, she graduated from Harvard University and has a masters degree from UCLA. She has served her community in many roles: co-founder and president of Masconomet Education Foundation; manager of the Boxford Park Program; and Director of Development at Community Giving Tree. 

Christina lives with her husband and three teenage boys in Boxford where they are active in family life and community service. 

Let’s Get Things Done

When Christina sees a need in the community, she is eager to fill it. For the last 11 years, she has directed a program that provides healthy summer activity for over 450 children. She co-founded an educational foundation that has raised over $300,000 for STEAM education. She led the effort to grow a local charity to help over 10,000 low income children each year.

Christina is passionate about education, healthcare, and preserving our priceless environment. 

Fast Facts

Residence: Homeowner in Boxford

Public Service:

  • Co-Founder Masconomet Education Foundation, raising over $300,000 to build STEM labs in the high school and middle school

  • Director and Supervisor, Boxford’s Summer Park Program for 11 years, growing the program from 75 kids per summer to 450 last summer-without costing the town a dime

  • Director of Development at Community Giving Tree for 9 years, helping to provide 10,000 children annually with clothing, cribs, and other basic essentials

  • Co-Chair Annual Scouting for Food Drive

  • President of Boxford PTO

Career:

  • Television writer for “The Commish,” “All My Children” and “As the World Turns”

  • Director of Development, Community Giving Tree

Awards: Two Emmys on her work for “All My Children”

Education:

  • BA Harvard University, 1985

  • MFA University of California LA, 1989