Christina S.N. Lewis reporting from Africa

Christina S.N. Lewis, traveling through Africa in the early weeks of 2011, will be reporting on the lives and work of Catholics there, focusing in particular on some of the work being done there by women religious.

She will be keeping a reporter’s journal chronicling her impressions and experiences about life in the sub-continent while conducting interviews and sending in her reports.

Lewis’ experiences abroad began at the age of eight when she and her family moved to Paris, residing there until she was 12. During that time each year she traveled to Asia to visit her mother’s native Philippines. As a teenager she spent summers studying in Madrid, teaching in Miami and working in Paris.

She spent six weeks in Kenya at the age of fifteen traveling and doing volunteer work through the YMCA-sponsored International Camper Exchange Program.

Recently Lewis spent five years at The Wall Street Journal covering real estate. Before to that she was a crime and court reporter for The Stamford Advocate, in Stamford, Conn. She graduated from Harvard in 2002.

Lewis’ itinerary includes stays in Nairobi, Southern Sudan, Rwanda and Johannesburg. Her trip is being funded in part by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters, which supports the apostolic work of Roman Catholic sisters.

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Lewis can be reached at You can also follow her travels via twitter: @csnlewis.

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