Faculty & Staff Spotlight | Christine Torlina, Science

Faculty & Staff Spotlight | Christine Torlina, Science

Would you rather surf in shark-infested waters or jump free fall with a parachute into the Grand Canyon?
I saw the movie Jaws when I was young, so give me the Grand Canyon any day! I visited this national park for the first time last summer and was struck with the enormity and beauty of the place! Now I understand why it is known as one of the seven wonders of the world! It was fun to watch the ravens soar above the rocks and I liked pretending to fly along with them while standing safely back from the edge of the cliff. One request, in addition to a parachute, please strap me to a professional expert because I am “VERY CAUTIOUS” of heights!

What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
I am grateful to my father because he took me outside into the wilderness when I was a kid. We spent a lot of time boating on the water: swimming, skiing, fishing, and looking for edible mushrooms. Back at home, he enjoyed vegetable gardening and we spent hours together tending plants while chewing on asparagus stalks fresh from the ground.

What do you love about Forsyth?
The best part about Forsyth School is the children! I have so much fun learning right alongside them because they bring their joyful enthusiasm and natural curiosity! The students keep me young at heart and excited about making new discoveries every day!
I am also proud to be a part of a community that is willing to embrace sustainability and make changes to better care for our Earth! Everyone united to reduce waste by keeping materials out of the landfill, composting food scraps, and returning it to the soil to grow new plants. As the saying goes, “Compost…because a RIND is a terrible thing to waste!”

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