Christina Ceballos, M.S.
Christina has more than 15 years of education, nonprofit, and sustainability experience. In 2001, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in French and Global Studies, concentrating in globalization and human rights. In 2002, she served in an AmeriCorps education program in St. Paul, Minnesota and in 2003, she was an organic farming apprentice in River Falls, Wisconsin. This lead her to apply to and join the U.S. Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa as an agriculture extension agent in 2005 where she farmed and worked on various community development projects.
In 2007 she moved to Austin, Texas and spent more than two years revitalizing and expanding a after-school program in a large, high-needs Austin high school. During the same period, she became one of the founding board members of EcoRise Youth Innovations, focused on fundraising and board development.
For nearly five years, Christina worked at Environmental Defense Fund in the Oceans program on research, program management, and stakeholder engagement. During her tenure, she served on and co-led the staff Diversity Committee. She also co-led the development of the organization’s first five-year Diversity Strategic Plan.
In 2013, she earned a M.S. in Organizational Leadership & Ethics at St. Edward’s University, and a certification in the Global Reporting Initiatives’ sustainability reporting framework. She most recently taught Global Business Responsibility and Ethics at St. Edward’s University.