Christine De La Vega
Gerontology Doctoral Candidate
Christine’s passion for serving older adults started as a child, when she accompanied her mother as she delivered library books to long-term care residents. During high school, she took a role as a dietary aide in a skilled nursing facility where she loved hearing residents’ stories about their lives. After high school, she spent many years leading teams in information database technology and financial payment companies. She felt a strong urge to find an occupation focused on “caring and serving,” so she returned to college and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Education and Human Science with a minor in gerontology. Christine furthered her education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, completing her Masters in Social Gerontology with a practicum in hospice. She is currently a doctoral candidate pursuing her PhD in gerontology.
Her love for serving older adults has led to leadership roles in adult day service, assisted living, skilled nursing, senior centers, and most recently in hospice. Christine is a volunteer at heart and has served on several event committees and was a board member for a local senior center. Christine believes everyone has something to contribute and enjoys connecting people with opportunities that “fill their bucket”.
Christine and her husband Eduardo live in Omaha and have a blended family of 6 children. They enjoy boating and camping with their kids and like to travel to explore food and wine from around the world.