Christy provides leadership to initiatives that involve multiple sectors and residents in sustainably planning, educating about, protecting and restoring water resources. She works collaboratively with partners to coordinate and support local watershed improvement efforts, and to support efforts across the state. Christy previously managed Watershed Education for Communities and Officials, a North Carolina State University Extension program, for 13 years. She earned her master’s in public administration with an environmental policy focus from NC State University and her bachelor’s in animal science with a wildlife biology minor from University of Vermont. She returned (virtually) to UVM to earn an advanced certificate in corporate sustainability, has extensive training and experience in public involvement and group facilitation, and is passionate about advancing diversity, inclusion, racial equity and justice in all systems. She enjoys raising a young child with her partner, biking and urban gardening. Additional career details are available on LinkedIn.