Christina Sambor is the North Dakota State Director at Gender Justice, where she is working to develop a strategic presence in North Dakota to promote gender equity and protect the rights of North Dakotans. Christina is a licensed attorney. Prior to joining Gender Justice, she owned and operated her own law firm, focusing on family law, employment law, civil rights, and legislative advocacy. Christina has lobbied at the North Dakota State Legislature since 2015, advocating for vulnerable youth, victims of trafficking and domestic violence, unhoused individuals and the LGBTQ+ community. Through her lobbying and work with non-profits, Christina led efforts to strengthen laws that protect vulnerable North Dakotans, secured millions of dollars in funding to support direct service programs, and most recently led the fight against the wave of anti-trans legislation introduced in the 2023 ND legislative session.
Christina has her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, where she graduated cum laude and was a member of the Dispute Resolution Journal. She has obtained certificates in executive education from Harvard Kennedy School and the Georgetown School for Continuing Studies. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of North Dakota, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Christina served as a law clerk at the United States District Court in Bismarck, and was a 2014 Bush Foundation Fellow.