QCNR Graduate Student Council Chair
Watershed Sciences Department
Pursuing PhD degree in Watershed Science - Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Null
Degree Seeking: PhD - Watershed Science
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Null
Research Area: Linking Ecohydrology and Social Systems to Support Multi-Stakeholder Management of the Lower Henrys Fork River
Aquatic Habitat, Climate, and Water Analysis Lab
Christina is a PhD Candidate working with Dr. Sarah Null, as well as a Doctoral Research Associate with the Henry's Fork Foundation—a watershed conservation organization in eastern Idaho. Christina grew up in rural coastal Alaska, and is a first-generation American (on her mom's side) and college student. She holds a B.S. in Earth System Science from Stanford University and an M.S. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington. Christina approaches water resource management with a place-based, systems perspective and considers connections between hydrology, ecology, and sociology to best achieve the objectives of multiple users. In addition to her dissertation work, Christina has contributed to water-centered projects as an NSF Climate Adaptation Science Fellow at USU and a Natural Resources Workforce Development Fellow through the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center. Christina finds comfort in a big bowl of rice, kidney beans, and patacones and, in her free time, she enjoys hiking, fly-fishing, all the kitchen adventures (baking, brewing, cooking, canning), and keeping up with her favorite TV shows.