MA Graduate – Class of 2016

Christina Luchkiw

I was born and raised in New Jersey but life has literally and figuratively taken me around the world and back.  My experiences in academia and elsewhere have been multidisciplinary, multicultural, and constantly evolving with my propensity to undertake a diverse range of challenging projects. I have worked in the public, non-profit and private sectors, where I’ve collaborated on the development and facilitation of compelling strategic communications plans.  After studying the intersections of technology and culture in the CGT program, I am changing directions and exploring opportunities in strategy and innovation consulting.  When I’m not working you will likely find me talking to strangers or salsa dancing to a live latin band.

Research Interests:

My research interests include the social impact of technology, cross-cultural communication, design ethnography, and more. My thesis focused on the impact of communication technologies on cross-cultural interaction and the implications for global organizations.

MA Thesis

“Does Davos Live in a Global Village?: Communication, Culture, and the Impact of ICT at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting”


  • BA, Communication Studies, The College of New Jersey, Aug. 2011-May 2015
  • MA, Global Thought, Columbia University, Sep. 2015-May 2016