Massachusetts 2nd Essex District  |  New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community

Christina Eckert is a community advocate and leader. She has spent the last 13 years devoting her time to education, community building, and environmental protection. Born and raised in Stoneham, MA, she graduated from Harvard University and obtained her master’s degree from UCLA. A long-time resident, she has served our community in many roles: Co-Executive Director of Merrimack River Watershed Council; Co-Founder and President of Masconomet Education Foundation; Board Member of the Boxford Council on Aging; Director of the Boxford Park Program; and Director of Development at Community Giving Tree. 

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

Residence: Homeowner in Boxford

Public Service:

  • Interim Director, Merrimack River Watershed Council, protecting river from sewage and dangerous chemicals

  • Board Member, Boxford Council on Aging, working to raise funds to build a new Community/Senior Center

  • Co-Founder and President, Masconomet Education Foundation, raising over $400,000 to build STEM labs in the high school and middle school

  • Director, Boxford Summer Park Program for 13 years, growing the program from 75 kids per summer to 470 last summer—without costing Boxford 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

  • Former Co-Chair, Annual Scouting for Food Drive

  • Former President, Boxford PTO

Career History:

  • Interim Director, Merrimack River Watershed Council

  • Director of Development, Community Giving Tree

  • Television Writer for All My Children, The Commish, and As the World Turns

  • Awards: Two Emmys for work on All My Children

Education Background:

BA Harvard University; MFA University of California, LA



Christina doesn’t just talk about issues—she works to address them. Upon learning about sewage overflows in the Merrimack River, she joined the board of the Merrimack River Watershed Council, and soon became the organization’s director, advocating for the river and initiating a water-quality monitoring program.

Seeing the need for a larger, accessible senior center, Christina has helped raise private funds to build a new Community/Senior Center, minimizing cost to taxpayers. Christina co-founded an educational foundation that has raised over $400,000 for STEAM education. As director of development of Community Giving Tree, Christina helped provide gently used clothing and toys to over 10,000 low-income children each year.

Christina is passionate about protecting our environment, advocating for clean energy and a green economy, and preserving our seniors’ financial independence.




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