Angarola, Christina

Christina Angarola

Director of Communications for Civic Engagement

For more than 20 years, Christina has served as a public affairs and communications strategist in the public and private sectors. She joined the University of Chicago in March of 2018. and is responsible for leading communication planning and execution in support of the University's civic engagement initiatives and for the Office of Civic Engagement.

For more than 20 years, Christina has served as a public affairs and communications strategist in the public and private sectors. She joined the University of Chicago in March of 2018. and is responsible for leading communication planning and execution in support of the University's civic engagement initiatives and for the Office of Civic Engagement.

Prior to joining UChicago, Christina led U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin’s Illinois communications team for more than a decade. In that role, she drove the Senator’s engagement on key issues, developed communications and outreach strategies to promote his policy initiatives to media and key thought leaders, and served as his primary Illinois spokesperson, cultivating strong relationships with the Illinois news media.  She worked closely with key government offices, civic institutions, advocacy and community-based organizations and other local partners to inform and advance the Senator’s legislative agenda. During that time, she also served as communications director for Sen. Durbin’s 2008 re-election campaign and press secretary for former U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean’s successful 2004 campaign against a 35-year incumbent. 

Earlier in her career, while at public affairs firms in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Christine counseled major industry associations, nonprofits, and corporations on issues management, coalition building, and strategic stakeholder engagement in an effort to move the needle on their public policy goals.