Christy Warren is a retired Fire Captain from the Berkeley (California) Fire Department. She has twenty-five years of service as a professional paramedic, with seventeen years as a professional firefighter. In 2014, she was diagnosed with PTSD and spent several years recovering. Since retiring from the fire service she completed a triathlon, the Escape From Alcatraz swim, and earned a BA in Business from Washington State University. She lives in Pleasant Hill, California with her wife Lisa and her dog Harriet.