Cristina joined ITEP as a Research Specialist in 2013. In this capacity, she provides technical support to the American Indian Air Quality Training Program (AIAQTP), the Tribal Climate Change program, and the Indoor Air Quality in Tribal Communities (IAQTC) program. Prior to accepting her current position, Cristina had worked since 2011 on a variety of projects for ITEP.
Before joining ITEP in 2011, 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 air 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 water quality monitoring instructor for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. She also holds a bachelor's degree from the University of San Francisco where she majored in both Environmental Studies and Sociology.
Cristina's passion lies in the air quality-climate change-energy policy interface. In addition to understanding the science behind environmental quality, she constantly strives to dig deeper into the policies and regulation that serve to protect the environment.
On the weekends, Cristina can be found rock climbing, biking, gardening, and exploring the scenic Southwest.
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Last updated: July 9, 2013