Christina Laridaen supports Lewis-Burke clients by providing in-depth information about actions in Congress and at federal agencies. Her experience working on Capitol Hill, leading government relations activities, and conducting/performing academic research informs her knowledge of the federal government and the biomedical and agricultural portfolios.
Issue Areas: Environment, agriculture, bioengineering, biomedical research, and public health.
Additional Experience: Before joining the Lewis-Burke team, Christina worked in the office of Senator Amy Klobuchar, where she assisted on the research, commodity, and conservation titles in the 2018 Farm Bill in addition to covering regulation of bioengineered foods. Her congressional experience, however, traces all the way back to her high school days when she served as a United States Senate Page. Prior to moving to D.C., Christina worked as the Government and Legislative Affairs Coordinator for the Minnesota Student Association, where she managed advocacy efforts relevant to University of Minnesota students at all levels of government. Notably, she worked to establish the first university online integrated voter registration system in the nation, ensuring that every student in the university system is automatically prompted to register. At the State Capitol, she helped secure increases in biennium university funding by creating a statewide coalition of student advocates, regularly testifying at the legislature, and authoring letters on behalf of the student body for the Governor.
Vital statistics: Christina is a proud lifelong Minnesotan and graduate from the University of Minnesota, where she studied political science and agricultural economics. If you catch her on her commute, you can compare answers for the daily crossword or catch the latest updates on Minnesota Gopher sports.