Smarking welcomes Christine!

July 21, 2016

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Smarking welcomes Christine!


Christine comes to us with experience in law, startups, energy/environment, and data-driven philanthropy. Prior to joining Smarking, she served as a law clerk on the California Supreme Court, a research analyst at GiveWell, and VP Operations at Laterally, a legal tech startup changing the way that lawyers get hired. Before law school, Christine was a Fulbright Scholar in China and worked at the Blue Moon Fund, a venture philanthropy making grants and program-related investments in clean energy, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development. She has a B.A. from Yale College in East Asian Studies and Ethics, Politics & Economics and a J.D. from Yale Law School…. yeah she’s impressive!


Did you ever think you’d be in parking?

It perhaps wasn’t the most obvious choice, but I think parking and the many issues surrounding cities and transportation are fascinating. In fact, I spent a year after college researching car culture and urban transportation in China.

What’s your favorite food?

Anything spicy or hole-in-the-wall, but especially dumplings, noodles, burritos, mangos, and avocados — they’re all my favorite.

What do you do in your free time?

I like film and books, and I’m a bit of a podcast addict. I really love going to concerts, long form journalism, and dinner parties with friends.

What excites you the most about Smarking and the team?

I’m thrilled to be joining a team that is chock-full of talent and working on a product with such huge potential!

Dead or alive: Who would you have dinner with? President Obama. No contest.

Needless to say we’re pumped to have Christine on board! Send her a welcome note to