26 years old 

Christeena and her sister Christy were among the first in the children's home. She lost her mother at a young age and is estranged from her father. Finding her passion for artistic expression, she enjoys drawing, writing, and painting. Christeena shared that the sale of her photos will be the first time her work has been paid for and she is so happy it is coming back to the Russ Foundation. Bringing her passion for exploration to her photography, she often captured a scene four or five times with adjustments made between shots, until she felt like she hit it spot on. Persistence is a great trait to have for a budding photographer.