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CBS People: Christina Kramer

This CBS newcomer looks forward to crafting solutions to your facilities-related challenges!

Christina Kramer

What do you do here?

I am the Collegiate Facilities Manager. My title can be confusing, I work for CBS, not for University's Facilities Management. My background in biology helps me act as a liaison between the college and other groups within University Services.

How long have you been at the U?

I’m brand new! I just started in early September. Before that, I worked at New York University in the biology department for a little over seven years.  

Describe something interesting or unusual about your work here.

Facilities work is all about solving problems, and there is added pressure when research is involved. Some people might see this as a huge headache, but I love the challenge of finding creative ways to solve these problems.  

You recently moved to Minnesota from New York, what has been the biggest difference/adjustment you've had to make?

Definitely daily driving. While I know how to drive and enjoy driving, I’ve never owned a car before. You just don’t need one in New York City and parking issues alone make cars more trouble than they are worth. I loved using the NYC subway system, but it meant that I was limited by the extent of the system. Since moving to Minnesota, it has been nice to be able to hop in my car and drive up to Duluth to visit friends or out to one of the lakes for a walk.

What do you like to do in your free time?

First off, I love food! NYC offered a delectable range of cuisines from all over the world. Moving to the Twin Cities has been a great chance to explore a whole new set of food options from different cultures. But if I’m honest, my one true hobby love is crafting. I’ve been crocheting since high school and knitting since college. I have a bit more space here in the Twin Cities than I did in my tiny NYC apartment, so I’m excited to try some larger projects. I’m specifically looking forward to taking weaving classes.