AFIMSC Warfighter Portrait: Christine Rodriguez

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Service is in Christine Rodriguez’s blood. She’s the daughter of a career Air Force flight medic, her grandfather spent time in the Marines and Coast Guard, and her siblings dedicated much of their early lives to the Army. 

“My family takes great pride in serving our country,” said the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Biological Scientist.

Growing up in an Air Force family showed Christine how important it is to be involved in her community, give back in whatever way she can, and not be afraid of the unknown. Her desire to give back to the organization that gave her so much led her to AFCEC in late 2019. Now assigned to the Environmental Directorate at Travis Air Force Base and armed with an advanced National Environmental Policy Act degree, Christine provides a variety of environmental compliance support to Air Force bases in northern California. 

She’s focused on embracing every challenge, from managing multi-million-dollar contracts on the job to rehabilitating rescued seals and sea lions in her spare time. At the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, she helps treat illnesses and injuries and teaches them to eat fish so they can survive when they’re back in the wild. Each of these things and more, she said, honor the lessons learned growing up in an Air Force family.

“The Air Force gave me opportunities beyond my imagination, and I am proud to continue to serve my community and my country,” she said. “I believe we all, in our own way, can make the world a better place. Every step, no matter how small, matters.”