Dr. Christina McRae was raised in Ridgeland, MS where she graduated from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. She spent her free time dancing with the Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet and was Madison County’s Distinguished Young Woman in 2010. Dr. McRae continued her education at The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biochemistry in 2014. While at Ole Miss, she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and graduated from the Sally McDonell Barksdale Honors College by completing her thesis in computational chemistry.
After graduation, Dr. McRae began dental school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry. While in dental school, she was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Hembree Honor Societies. She received several awards including the Eleanor J. Bushee Award for her academic excellence and outstanding leadership in oral medicine and the Zandra Dorr Klein Memorial Award for her outstanding academic accomplishment and performance clinical periodontics. Additionally, she was vice president of the ethics committee and president of the Mississippi Association of Women Dentists Student Chapter.