Cristina joined ITEP in 2011. In her current position as a Senior Research Specialist, Cristina provides technical and programmatic support to the National Tribal Air Association, the Tribal Climate Change Program, the National Environmental Information Exchange Network's tribal program, and the American Indian Air Quality Training Program.
Prior to joining ITEP, Cristina earned an M.S. degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Northern Arizona University and was awarded a Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship for her research on air quality impacts and toxin transport from abandoned uranium mines on public and tribal lands. In addition to working extensively with environmental quality, she has had the opportunity to work on environmental health studies at Emory University and the University of California, San Francisco, and to serve as a community-based water quality monitoring instructor for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of San Francisco where she majored in both Environmental Studies and Sociology.
In addition to studying the science behind environmental quality, she strives to dig deeper into the policies, regulations, and population-level interventions that serve to promote healthier communities and protect the environment.
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Last updated: June 1, 2015