Christina Ward



Christina is a Director at Luminary Labs, where she leads client projects, from reimagining education infrastructure to creating nimble corporate environments. She draws on her experience working in foundations, research institutions, finance, and strategy consulting. Christina currently leads engagements with pharmaceutical clients and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education.

Christina’s interest in innovation strategy stems from her social innovation work in developing countries and her more recent work in data-driven decision-making. Her passion for international development led her to work in five continents and nine cities in both nonprofit and for-profit endeavors. Transitioning from international development, Christina spent three years analyzing European equities in the Leisure and Utilities markets. She transitioned to strategy consulting by way of business school, where she provided strategic and investment advice to large and mid-cap U.S. companies across the consumer, healthcare, education, and industrial sectors.

Christina loves to ideate with entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs, and to discuss the future workplace and the implications of new technologies.

Christina holds a B.A.H. in Public Policy from Stanford University, an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School. Outside of the office, she has a lifestyle and satire blog she posts in weekly. She loves to dance and has left her touch on New York with a mural near her high school, Stuyvesant, on Chambers Street.