Christina Magana was born in St. Louis Missouri. She attended Maryville University in St. Louis where she attained her undergraduate degree, double majoring in Psychology/Sociology. Mrs. Magana attended Saint Louis University (SLU) for her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in family and graduated in 2007. After graduation, the hospital in which she performed her internship as a social worker offered her a social worker position in an inpatient behavioral health unit with adolescents from 12-17 years old. She worked there for 4 years. In 2011, Christina moved to Illinois (where her husband is from) and worked at Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet. While working at Catholic Charities Christina attended Aurora University and received her Type 73 (now PEL Endorsed in School Social Work). While working at Catholic Charities, Christina was a therapist (children, adolescents, adults, couples, and family counseling). With the assistance of a colleague, they started a School Social Work Program at Catholic Charities that aimed at servicing Catholic Schools within the Diocese. Christina balanced her time equally between therapy and school social work until she was able to move into schools full time. Christina was promoted to supervisor of the Counseling Department and worked in one school three days a week. During transitions, Christina was the interim Director of the Counseling Department. In August 2018 she decided to leave Catholic Charities to pursue School Social Work full-time. Christina is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Christina and her husband Steve reside in Aurora, have been married for 11 years and have three children: Roman (7), Antonio (6), Isabella (2) and an 8-month-old Cane Corso named Thor. Christina loves to spend time with her husband and kids, family and friends, travel (especially to the beach), and do anything outdoors (sports, camping, floating). She loves the St. Louis Cardinals and is a die-hard baseball fan. Her grandparents have a farm where she spent many of her summers growing up. She also played basketball (4th grade- second year of college).