Christina Cromwell is a character in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
Cromwell grew up just outside Silicon Valley. She watched from afar as titans like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Jace Skell created dynasties that would alter the course of human history. She saw the potential that technology had and knew she had to be a part of it.
Cromwell did a year in the Peace Corps, after high school and saw how even simple technology like solar power and crop databases could help people in developing nations. Inspired by the Peace Corps, she enrolled in Stanford University and graduated at the top of her class with a degree in Computer Science. She was recruited by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where she worked on the development of autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
Her work with DARPA lead to interest in computer control systems. She went back to school at Carnegie Mellon University, where she graduated with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Her thesis paper was considered an important leap forward in the development of AI and caught the eye of Jace Skell, who recruited her to work for Skell Tech.
Cromwell was brought in to work under her hero, Paula Madera, the Chief Scientist at Skell Tech. Cromwell headed up the Artificial Intelligence Development Program and leads a small, dedicated team. Cromwell's team was eventually paired with Grace Maddox's team at the request of Ayana Puri, the Skell Tech Production Controller. There was a great deal of pressure to advance the AI program as quickly as possible. Rumors floated around claiming there was a powerful US party interested in the technology who dumped large sums of money into its development, though no one had any proof.
Cromwell and Maddox made huge strides in AI, eventually creating programming that would allow drones to run complex missions without human control. Eventually Cromwell and Maddox had a falling out, after Cromwell became concerned their work could be used for nefarious purposes.
Cromwell is a brilliant scientist and an even better leader. Inspired by her mentor, Paula Madera, she takes great care of the scientists under her command. Cromwell believes technology is a powerful tool and is not afraid to question her directives if she thinks her work will be used for something unethical.
Cromwell will do anything to protect her team and her work. She had a falling out with Maddox but respects her as a scientist. She feels very loyal to Jace Skell, but worries about the direction that business leaders like Ayana Puri want to take the company. She doesn't see herself as a combatant, but will fight to make sure her work isn't used for the wrong purposes.