A native Chicagoan, Christine has called both the city and surrounding suburbs home for over 40 years. Christine received her BA in Political Science from Lake Forest College in 1989 and a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University in 2012.

Christine's professional background is in government and policy at both the state and federal levels. In addition, Christine spent eight years in the private sector, working for the Business Sales organization of Tiffany & Co.

Christine lives in Winnetka with her husband of 17 years, Dave, and their three children, ages 15, 13 and 11, and their yellow lab, Scout.
The Walkers' oldest son lives with autism and a severe mood disorder. The family's journey with the world of special needs and accessibility issues has sparked their involvement in enhancing the experiences of families like theirs.  For additional information on Christine's efforts, please visit www.thechasinghopefoundation.com