She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, with a Bachelor’s Degree and commissioned through AFROTC. Upon graduation from pilot training, Christina went on to fly the F-16. During the course of her career, she deployed worldwide and flew more than 50 combat missions. She is one of only two Black female fighter pilots to serve in the Air Force and has the distinction of being the first Black female fighter pilot to fly in a major war. After transitioning from Active Duty to the Air Force Reserves, she became a T-38 instructor and settled in Enid, OK with her husband, Lt. Col. Aaron Hopper, and their three children.