Pageantry and Arts Advocacy
Christa began her involvement with the Miss America Organization (MAO) in 2014 with a Local Outstanding Teen Competition. She didn’t win, but that competition sparked her interested in serving her community, as well as giving her a support system of women across the country. Since that first competition, Christa has held the titles of Miss Atlantic Shores 2018 and Miss Coastal Shore 2019 in New Jersey. She has made Top 10 twice at Miss New Jersey, and has won Preliminary Interview, On-Stage Question, Talent, and Evening Gown Awards. Her social impact initiative is #ARTforSMART, which focuses on providing arts education for students across the tri-state area, regardless of their socio-economic background. Christa has been fortunate to speak in various classrooms to empower children through Arts Education. Her fundraising efforts have been able to raise $20,000 for Arts Education scholarships. She has worked with the South Jersey Cultural Alliance, Appel Farm Arts Camp, Arts Ed New Jersey, and the National Endowment for the Arts.