Christina Lau Billings, '98
“It's hard to imagine my life without Rowland Hall—I met my husband there and our son attends school there. I have lived all over the country and have family spread around the world, so being a part of the Rowland Hall community gives me a sense of grounding and connection. Being an ethnic and religious minority in Utah, I value the diversity of thought and open-mindedness that the school fosters.”
Christina graduated with the class of 1998, joining the Upper School in the middle of her freshman year. She participated in student council, the speech/debate team, softball team and in theatre productions. As senior class president, she has maintained a close relationship with Rowland Hall, organizing her class' 10th and 15th reunions.
"Being an ethnic and religious minority in Utah, I value the diversity of thought and open-mindedness that Rowland Hall fosters."
She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College and has a master's degree in human development and psychology from Harvard. She has worked in the marketing and advertising field for both non-profit organizations (Children's Defense Fund) and global agencies (McCann Erickson). She currently is a Strategy Director with the Salt Lake City agency Contravent, where she focuses on branding and messaging. She serves as vice chair on the Board of Trustees for the non-profit Voices for Utah Children; as chair of the Development Committee and a member of the Board of Directors for YWCA Utah; and as a member of Rowland Hall's Alumni Executive Committee.
She lives in the Avenues with her husband and high-school sweetheart, David Billings '98. Their son Theo is a third-generation Rowland Hall student and attends the Lower School. Christina is featured on a monthly TV segment on KSL News discussing activities for kids and families based on her blog, Adventures With Theo. Read more about Christina's blog in our June 2016 Fine Print story.