Dr. Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio is a Director and Founder at Concept Resilience, an independent consulting firm working on climate change resilience, food and land use, and environment and development issues globally. Previously she was the Action Track Co-Manager for the Global Commission on Adaptation, and the Regional Program Manager for Action on Climate Today, a Department for International Development (DFID)-funded project helping to mainstream climate change resilience measures within budgetary planning and policymaking across South Asia. Her previous positions include Senior Associate Director at The Rockefeller Foundation in New York, where she developed the execution strategy for an eight-year, USD 100 million initiative to build resilience for poor and vulnerable people who will be affected by climate change.
Cristina has a doctoral degree in ecology from the University of Colorado. She was a Mass Media Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement Science and blogs and tweets regularly on resilience, climate change, smart urbanization, equity, impact investing and other issues.