Christel G. McDonald is former European Civil Servant and a Historical Researcher in conflict resolution. She is a member of the Advisory Council for the D.C. Area PBK Association. McDonald has been deeply involved in Phi Beta Kappa matters for the past 25 years and has held several positions in the D.C. Area Association, including several times President and attended seven PBK Triennials. She has served on the Senate Committee for Associations (2007-2009) and is a member of the PBK South Atlantic District Committee (2009-2015). She is the contributing author of the Bits of History series.