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Newark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClassF4C45115FDCD42F3BD7651733EA95974"><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Christine DiSabatino Koerner, Class of ’75 earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, mentored by Dr. Jim Soles, and leading her to be a volunteer for Sen. Joe Biden’s first US Senate race, to Dr. Soles House race, and then to Sen. Biden’s Washington office and to the Carter White House. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">She began her own business in 1984, becoming a fundraising consultant for Members of Congress, including Sen. Carper who she met on the Soles race, US Senators, progressive organizations, and campaign committees before shifting to the non-profit world in 1995. As the first Director of Women’s Initiatives for the American Physical Therapy Association, advocating for women members, to the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, as a fundraiser and advocate for their political and policy initiatives, including extensive fundraising and lawyer recruitment for Trial Lawyers Care that provided pro bono legal services to the victim families of 9/11, she then returned to politics as the National Finance Director for the 2008 Biden for President campaign.  Returning to the non-profit world following the campaign, she moved to the Center for Law and Social Policy, and is currently at Rebuilding Together DC Alexandria, a small direct service organization that assists low-income homeowners with safety repairs and revitalizes common spaces in low-income neighborhoods. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, George, and two rescue dogs, Bonnie and Bailey.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">She serves on the University of Delaware Political Science and International Relations Departmental Advisory Board and the department’s James R. Soles Endowment Advisory Group. </p></div>Koerner, Christine<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/ChrisKoernerphoto_cropped.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Vice Chair of the Advisory BoardPolitical Science and International Relations

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