Christi is a freelance photographer, filmmaker and writer pursuing an MA in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she is co-editor of the student-run environmental news publication, The Boulder Stand. Before coming to journalism, she spent over six years in Madagascar, working at the nexus of sustainable development, conservation and the media. Christi helped build Madagascar’s first solar-powered community radio station, produced radio programs for rural communities, and taught Malagasy youth to use radio and film to promote environmental action. She helped found a community-managed forest in northwest Madagascar, and in 2011 co-founded the non-profit Atsika to support this and other community-based conservation projects in the region. She has also studied or worked in Chile, the Dominican Republic, Kenya and Tanzania.