Christa Thorpe

Community Development Officer
  • Broadband
  • Education
  • Inclusion & Equity Task Force

Christa serves as project lead on the Education team, supporting student and adult college and career readiness programs. She also supports the Broadband team on community outreach and digital literacy programs and serves on the Island Institute’s Inclusion & Equity Task Force.

A graduate of Wheaten College in Illinois, Christa has a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in music, and an M.A. in Intercultural Studies and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Prior to joining the Island Institute, she worked as an educator in Chicago, Bangladesh, and Maine.

Christa’s roots in midcoast Maine stretch back over seven generations. An active member of the community of Bremen, she currently serves serves on her local school board and the Waldo Theatre board of directors. She enjoys playing music in a local orchestra and engaging in outdoor adventures, especially those involving woods and salt water.

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