• Christine Behlmer

    Class of 2002
     
    Fall 2011 Newsletter - Christine graduated from Marist College with a dual degree in international business and French, followed by a master's degree in business administration from Fairfield University. She recently returned to Queensbury after accepting a position with GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Malta as a Global Mobility Coordinator. 
     
    Responsible for coordinating the assignment and transfer of staff members between the Malta office and other locations in the United States, Singapore and Germany, Christine enjoys her daily interaction with people from other cultures. She developed a keen interest in experiencing and learning about other cultures in high school. 
     
    "I was very interested in French and took all four years with Mrs. Silvernell. She made learning the language interesting, but what I enjoyed most was learning about the culture," she said. "By the time I was a senior I couldn't wait to go on the school trip to France to experience it for myself." 
     
    Unfortunately for Christine, the trip was cancelled because of the September 11, 2001 attacks and safety concerns. That disappointment made her more determined than ever to visit France, and she took advantage of the opportunity to study there during college. The challenges she faced while getting settled in a new country make her uniquely suited for her career.
     
    "Whether the employee is from Singapore, Germany or the U.S., moving to a new region is an adjustment – something that I learned during my stay in France," Christine explained. "My job is to make the transition as smooth as possible for the employee and their family by helping them find housing, schools and transportation." 
     
    Christine is very excited to be back in the Queensbury area and to have the opportunity to work for a growing, global corporation. "This is a great opportunity for our area; it will bring more business and require development that will help stimulate the economy. I never imagined in high school that I would be working with such a diverse group of people at a global corporation so close to home."