Dr. Christensen was raised in Roswell, NM. She attended and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. After graduating she worked in the oil industry for 5 years. During that time, she met her husband and realized she should pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. In 2002, she graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine and she and her husband moved to Tucson, AZ.

When not practicing Veterinary Medicine, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, two cats, a dog, and their horses on their five acres. She also enjoys relaxing with a good book.