A social scientist, collaborative planner, and professional facilitator, Kristina works across sectors to design, fund and interpret programs that build a more equitable society. With expertise in environmental justice, her research has focused on the interface between protection of natural resources, preservation of cultural values, and provision of basic social needs, and the conflicts that arise when these goals are not met. Kristina spent a year with IEN as a Scholar in Residence prior to joining the Institute’s team of consultants. In addition to her work as a facilitator and trainer, she is an experienced grants consultant whose work has garnered more than $10 million in awards for clients in the healthcare, education, and nonprofit sectors. A Marshall Scholar, Kristina holds a doctorate in Geography and studied at Yale, Cambridge, and Glasgow Universities. Before moving to Virginia, she worked for several years in the UK and Nigeria.