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Christine Goggins, MFA AM

Christine Goggins serves as the Lead Violence Recovery Specialist at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she helps patients and their families recover from intentional violence by providing crisis intervention and intensive clinical case management. Christine has been an advocate for Chicago residents impacted by violence in various capacities for the past 16 years. She experienced the devastating impact of gun violence first-hand when her best friend, Blair Holt, was shot and killed on a Chicago Transit Authority bus in 2007. Through her work she has engaged with the root causes of gun violence, and maintains a vested interest in addressing housing insecurity as a critical solution to the issue of gun violence in the community. Christine graduated this term with her second master’s degree in clinical social work with a focus in trauma response at The University of Chicago’s Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. She also recently completed her year as a 2022-2023 University of Chicago Obama Foundation Scholar.

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