Known best for her appearance on CBS's Survivor: The Amazon, this deaf reality television personality also had a career as an entrepreneur, founding an organization called Discovering Deaf Worlds.
She lost her hearing in infancy due to complications from her premature birth. She later studied sociology and criminology at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
After appearing on Survivor, she launched a PBS children's television program called Christy's Kids: Challenge Yourself.
She was born and raised in Aspen, Colorado.
She was voted off of Survivor by Jenna Morasca and other contestants.