Christine Paolillo graduated from the College of Staten Island with a Masters Degree in English Literature and in 1999 with a Masters in Liberal Studies. She is currently working on her doctrine in Organizational Education from the University of Seattle. Paolillo has been a lecturer at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York for the past 3 years.

Paolillo is a retired police officer from the New York City Police Department. During her 24 year career she was assigned to numerous units within the police department: her final assignment was teaching at the NYPD police academy. During her 10 years at the police academy, Paolillo taught over 10,000 incoming police recruits the academic requirements in order to graduate and become a NYPD officer.