Christina Sumner is a graduate student at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Professionally, she is an advocate for persons with intellectual disabilities (ID). She collaborated on the DOJ investigation into civil and human rights abuses of persons with ID by the Commonwealth of Virginia, and monitors compliance with the resulting Consent Decree and Agreement (2012). She serves on various task forces to realize the Agreement terms, consults with human services agencies, engages in legislative advocacy, and currently serves on her School Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee. Christina is also an adoptive and foster parent; her family operates a small farm near Richmond, VA.