Senior Advisor on Biodiversity Policy, Projects, and Science – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Christina is a leader in building the capacity of governments around the globe to use science and data to improve achievement of their global policy commitments for nature, climate, and sustainable development. She is an expert at convening stakeholders to improve policy outcomes for multilateral environmental agreements, including governments, UN agencies, non-governmental agencies, and scientists. She has provided leadership, technical guidance, and management of a large UNDP project portfolio since 2014.
Christina has more than 15 years of project management experience with a focus on global scale projects. She currently advises UNDP’s Mapping Nature for People and Planet project, including the UN Biodiversity Lab and the mapping of Essential Life Support Areas around the globe. Her policy expertise focuses on implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, including the development and implementation of national biodiversity strategy and action plans and related monitoring programs using spatial data.
Prior to her time with UNDP, she worked for The Nature Conservancy. She holds a Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University.