Name: Christina Birch
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Track Cycling
Height: 5-9
Weight: 148
DOB: 11/17/1986
Birthplace: Mesa, Ariz.
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
High School: Gilbert High School (Gilbert, Ariz.) ‘04
College: University of Arizona ’08, B.S. in Biochemistry and Mathematics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology ’15, Ph.D. in Biological Engineering
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 7th (team pursuit)
  • Years of participation: 2018, 2019
  • Top finish: 7th – 2019 (team pursuit)
Personal: Engaged to Todd Woodlan…Began cycling in 2009 at a local road racing clinic but grew more serious about the sport while earning her Ph.D. at MIT…Began racing track as a way to cross-train for her original discipline, cyclocross…Taught as a professor at the University of California, Riverside after earning her Ph.D…Self-proclaimed “coffee snob” and travels with her own water kettle, burr grinder, press…Always on a mission to try locally roasted beans…Terrified of karaoke…Enjoys spending time on her family’s cattle ranch in Montana, throwing pottery and indoor rock climbing.