Dr. Christina McCain is Founder and Principal of Ecosophy Collaborative Consulting. She has focused the last 15 years of her career on climate change and conservation policy advocacy, including on forests and carbon markets, at international, national, and state levels and has over 25 years of experience on forests and land use change. She has extensive experience living and working in Latin America, and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Her prior positions include serving as the Acting Director of Programs at the Climate & Land Use Alliance, Director for Latin America in the Global Climate Program at Environmental Defense Fund, and as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State. Dr. McCain earned her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Miami, focused on the ecological effects of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and hold a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology from the University of Texas at Austin.