Believing that how animals are treated reflects on society’s values, Christian assists various groups that advocate on their behalf.

Christian is also a member of the board of directors at ExecConnect for Student Success Inc., a Boston-based startup that uses the principles of business to teach students and other members of lower socioeconomic backgrounds the skills required to succeed. ExecConnect is developing an expansion plan to raise funds so that it can help finance the start of participants’ business ventures, providing seed funding and some guidance for students who qualify. ExecConnect aspires not only to provide theoretical skills to students, but also the opportunity to reach for success in real life.

Christian is a Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society and a member of the Board of Overseers at the USS Constitution Museum.