About Christine

Christine is interested in the drivers and consequences of the complex rules that protect public health and the environment. She attempts to put a human face to both the costs and successes of environmental laws and policies, on global and local scales. She raises questions about how we assign value to the unmeasurable, the intangible, the priceless – and then turn those valuations into laws that must hold up both in practice and in court. That valuation includes how we think about science and environmental challenges as well as how we communicate these topics to others. Christine is a native Houstonian and has worked in research, environmental permitting and journalism prior to entering the Nicholas School’s MEM program. In “Between the Lines,” Christine seeks to tell human stories at the intersection of environmental science, policy, and economics.