Christa joined NPCA as an intern in 2005 to gain exposure to natural resource policy. Today she focuses on water issues and supports the science team.
Christa graduated with a Master’s Degree from Michigan Technological University’s School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science. This prepared her for the transition to work on national park issues and the challenges and threats they face. She began by working on air quality and climate change impacts. In 2016, she spent a summer for her research sabbatical in Las Vegas managing a collaborative paleontological project between Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument and the Nevada State Museum. In 2019, she obtained a Certificate in Water Studies from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. Christa currently co-leads NPCA’s Green/Sustainability Team and works on water quality, quantity and equity issues, as well as supporting the science team through the use of mapping software and pursuing geoscience research. After nearly seven years residing in Washington, DC, Christa moved to Colorado where a lot of her personal time is spent outdoors and/or actively studying paleontology!