Christina Endres is a Program Specialist with the National Center for Homeless Education. During her 10-year tenure as a state coordinator for homeless education, she also served as Even Start state coordinator and president of NAEHCY. She also coordinated the monitoring of several state and federal programs that served at-risk populations. Christina started her career providing direct services to families, including mental health, home-based, and family preservation services, as well as mentoring and helping youth build independent living skills. She strives regularly to be the human being her two hound dogs believe her to be.