Christy Perrin provides leadership to initiatives that involve multiple sectors and citizens in sustainably planning, studying, protecting and restoring water resources. Within this role she coordinates the NC Watershed Stewardship Network in partnership with UNC- Institute for the Environment and many other organizations. Christy joined WRRI after managing Watershed Education for Communities and Officials (WECO), a North Carolina State University Extension program, from 2001-2014, and she began her career at NCSU with the Natural Resources Leadership Institute. She earned her Masters in Public Administration with an environmental policy focus from NCSU (‘98), and has extensive training and experience in community mediation and group facilitation. She arrived in NC to work at Duke’s Lemur Center after earning her B.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 in 2013. She has special interests in helping public and private organizations to enhance community development while protecting natural resources, and to build citizens’ capacity for collaboration. She also enjoys mountain biking, hiking, urban gardening and raising a young child with her partner. Additional career details are available at http://www.linkedin.com/in/christyperrin.