10 Questions with...Christina MacDonald

Christina MacDonald is an IDC TA specialist. In that role, she helps state and local education agencies consider their unique context and vision and works with them to identify how data can support the next steps in achieving their unique goals. She was kind enough to sit down with us recently to answer some important questions.

Hi, Christina. Thanks for joining us. Let's dive right in, shall we? What’s one thing you love about your work with IDC?

The people I work with both within IDC and at the state level. I am inspired and learn so much from them while at the same time there is an amazing sense of belonging and camaraderie.

What’s one thing you find challenging (in or away from work)?

Finding time. There is so much in this world that I want to do, to learn, and to experience and not enough time to do it.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

New Hampshire. There are many wonderful places I’d love to visit and enjoy, but my connection to this area runs so deep that I can actually feel it when I cross the border.

What’s your favorite color and why

Blue, as it brings a richness and sense of calm.

What song title best sums up your outlook on life?

“Forever Young." I always want to approach each day with the openness and wonder of a child.

What’s your current favorite television show?

I don’t really have a favorite show at the moment, rather more of a genre. While I do love a really good drama, I am especially drawn to shows about discovery involving archaeology, genealogy, astrophysics and natural science (e.g., Finding Your Roots, Lost Cities, Nova).

What’s your favorite bit of trivia?

Physicists have successfully implemented time travel, moving photons forward and backward in time.

What’s one of your favorite movies?

Anne of Green Gables with Megan Follows. I could watch it a thousand times, and possibly already have!

Oxford comma or the wrong kind?

Oxford comma. I’m a traditionalist.

What’s one supposedly fun thing you will never, ever do again?

Fly in a Cessna. I thought it might help me get over my fear of heights. I was wrong.

Thank you, Christina! Reader, look for more opportunities to get to know the IDC team on this page.