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Christine Ljungkull was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended Summit School and the University of Minnesota. She moved to Canada in the 1970s and in 1980 took a job with the Eastern Townships' monthly newspaper, The Townships' Sun. Then, in 1985, enrolled in Bishop's University to finish a degree in Fine Arts and Business, graduating in 1988 with distinction. The following year (1989) received a Certificate in Management from the Canadian Institute of Management offered through Bishop's University. Ms. Ljungkull was employed as Director of the Bishop's University Artists' Centre, now the Foreman Art Gallery, from 1986 until her resignation in 1996. While with the Artists' Centre she mounted eighty exhibitions of historical and contemporary works including the popular sesquicentennial exhibition Bishop's University 1842-1992. After leaving Bishop's, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the Lennoxville Ascot Historical and Museum Society holding numerous positions including President, Chairperson of the Collection Committee, the Exhibition Committee, and the 2002 Fund Raising Campaign. Then, served from 1999 to 2001 on the Board of the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre as chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. From 2003 to 2010 she sat as an appointed member to the Board of Directors of The Eastern Townships Research Centre as a representative of the community. and also sat on the ETRC Archives Subcommittee. Other community work included spearheading the makeover of the Lennoxville Library in 2006, and serving as a Member of Corporation for the Jerome Foundation, a Minnesota based Foundation, that makes grants to emerging artists in the State of Minnesota and New York City.