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About Christie Garton

Christie Garton

Christie Garton is the leading expert on the college experience for women and the author of U Chic: The College Girl’s Guide to Everything (Sourcebooks) and U Chic's Getting a Grip on Your Freshman Year: The College Girl’s First Year Action Plan (Sourcebooks). She is an award-winning social entrepreneur and creator of, an online magazine and networking community for college women nationwide. From founding Music Mentors, a youth-oriented music volunteer program that performed at the White House, to interning at Glamour in Paris, Christie enjoyed the fabulous college life at the University of Kansas. While at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, she continued the quest for a fabulous grad school life and launched Christie also pens a daily online column on philanthropic innovation among Americans of all ages for and serves as a judge for the annual USA TODAY Academic All-Star competition, helping select the “best and brightest” college students each year.