Christina Ostran is a twenty-year-old Accounting major from Little Silver, New Jersey. She joined Honors in the Spring of 2005 after transferring to Pace from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. “I love it,” she says of Pace, “It’s so different from UMass.”
Since transferring here, Christina has gotten involved in many clubs and organizations at Pace. She recently became a Resident Assistant (RA) for the third floor of Martin Hall and is very excited about her new job. She’s trying to organize a blood drive, which would take place sometime in April, and is encouraging everyone to come and donate blood.
Last semester, Christina became the treasurer of Pace’s chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Along with the other e-board members, she plans to make Golden Key more visible on campus. She is also working to advertise Golden Key in the Pace Pulse to let other students know about fundraisers such as the empty ink cartridge and old cell phone collection boxes the organization has. She encourages everyone to, “Drop off your empty ink cartridges on the third floor of the Mortola Library.”
Christina has also recently been elected President of the Robert S. Pace Accounting Society. “I really want to increase membership,” she said. The Accounting Society recently became a recognized organization under the Student Association. Christina is working to get the organization in compliance with Student Activities regulations because of this recent change.
Other organizations Christina has participated in since coming to Pace include Hall Council and the Food Committee. Christina is also a Pace Ambassador.
Outside of Pace, Christina loves sailing. “I live right by the beach and used to sail competitively,” she says with her usual bright smile. “Once I became a sailing instructor, I became obsessed with pirates.” Christina enjoys celebrating “Pirate Day” every year and can often be heard uttering pirate phrases such as “argh.”