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Christina Beatty

Christina Beatty
Title: Instructor, chemistry, general science
Natural Sciences
Office: L213

BS, Chemistry, University of Illinois
MS, Teaching of Chemistry, University of Illinois

Naperville native Christina Beatty loves how chemistry manages to “bring to life something abstract; we can’t see atoms and molecules, but they do such neat things!” It’s no wonder that she lists becoming a chemistry professor at Parkland in 2006 as one of her proudest moments. Were she not teaching, however, Christina would work with a therapeutic horseback riding program, for horses and music are among her all-time favorite interests.

You might find Christina, who is inspired by viewing nature, exercising in the great outdoors at Urbana’s Meadowbrook Park, or dreaming she were back in Hawaii, a favorite vacation spot. How does she eat her M&Ms? “Two at a time, same color, on one each side of the mouth.” Hmmm…a human ‘atom’ smasher?

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2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217.351.2200
Toll Free: 800.346.8089


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