Christine Mariello grew up on a fourth generation apple farm in the Hudson Valley of New York. Spending hours outdoors and among nature as a child made her introspective and sensitive. 
As a teen, she always carried a disposable camera, photographing her friends and her personal experiences. She tucked journals full of poetry and writing away in a shelf in the corner of her room.  It is that quiet introspection she's had since she was a child that inspires her work. 
Christine received her Bachelor of Arts in History at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY.  She spent her first two years out of college running the seasonal family business and working as a ski coach during the winters in Maine. 
Christine came to Maine Media Workshops + College in the Summer of 2015 for the 12-week Photography Intensive program and received her Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling in 2016. She now works at Maine Media Workshops + College full time as the Marketing Assistant and Assistant to the President.  She lives in Rockland, Maine with her golden retriever Violet.