Christine is Franco-Venezuelan. During her Master’s degree in anthropology at the University of Lyon 2, she conducted research, at the intersection of ethnobotany and natural anthropology, on the links between humans and plants in the context of climate change in the Marakei Atoll, in Kiribati. Christine then continued on a PhD project in 2019 which focuses on signs from the animal, plant, atmospheric, celestial, and marine environments that allow local people to anticipate upcoming events and which punctuate social life. The closure of the Kiribati borders due to the COVID-19 epidemic has forced Christine to temporarily pause her PhD. In June 2021, she joined the Rāhui Center team to work in Arutua and Rangiroa. She is conducting an ethnographic study on reef fisheries and is particularly interested in the fishing techniques, practices and knowledge of the local communities.