Meet our cover model
Name: Christine LaFoy
Hometown: Texas City
Tell us a little about yourself, your career and ambitions.
I lived my whole life on the Texas Gulf Coast. I attended College of the Mainland for my Associate of Science Degree and my EMT certification. I was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, where I served as the Service Committee and Fellowship Chair. I then attended University of Houston-Clear Lake, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and graduated magna cum laude. I was honored to become a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success while attending University of Houston-Clear Lake.
After graduating, I enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, where I currently am serving active duty. I volunteer with the Luke Street Mission, a free street clinic for the homeless, uninsured and underinsured in Galveston. I also volunteer with the Lighthouse Charity Team and their many events. I am also a Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient, the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn.
My current career is serving at a small boat station along the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been in the Coast Guard for 1.5 years and am planning on going to Coast Guard school in the spring of 2016. I enjoy my job and every day can be a new adventure; from medical cases to search and rescue to making homemade cookies.
My short-term ambitions include graduating from Coast Guard school and traveling to new destinations in the United States and abroad. Long-term ambitions include earning a master’s degree and whatever career I am led to.
Another ambition is to meet J.J. Watt.
What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy crocheting. It’s an awesome feeling seeing the whole process and being able to create a blanket or scarf for someone you care about. I also enjoy baking, Country Western dancing, volunteering for numerous events, traveling, Schlitterbahn and retail therapy.
What are some of your favorite things about the Texas Coast?
Walking on the beach, swimming, enjoying ferry rides and watching dolphins, occasional fishing and beautiful sunsets. I am very fortunate to enjoy all of the benefits of the Texas Coast and to be able to share them with my family and friends.
What do you hope to be doing five years from now?
Due to my service to my country, I do not know if I will still be serving in the Coast Guard or having a job in the civilian world five years from now. Either way, I would like to continue my education so I can continue to help others and better myself.
Why do you love campfires on the beach?
They are a great way to spend time with friends and to make new memories. Of course, you cannot forget about the delicious s’mores that are a must at a campfire.