Christina T. Cavaliere, PhD is an interdisciplinary conservation social scientist and international sustainable development specialist with a focus on biocultural conservation. Her areas of research involve the human dimensions of social-ecological systems including intersectional power structures within climate change, sustainability, human-wildlife relationships, governance, and tourism impacts..

Dr. Cavaliere serves as an Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Cavaliere is an invited Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. She also participates as a visiting doctoral instructor at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand.

She has academic and applied experience in 38 countries on 6 continents working with universities, communities, businesses, non-governmental organizations and multilateral institutions. She has published multilateral science communication reports, academic books, and in A-ranked peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Cavaliere earned a PhD from the University of Otago in New Zealand on a fully funded scholarship. She also earned a Masters degree from James Cook University in Australia and a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from Washington College in Maryland, USA.

Dr. Cavaliere has applied project management and program design experience in sustainable consumption and production with a technical background involving sustainable tourism, conservation, supply-chain management, capacity building and environmental policy. Her work has involved collaborations on international projects with partners such as UNEP, UNDP, USAID, IUCN, and the European Commission.

She has served as a sustainable tourism project manager and consultant for international NGO’s including GRID-Arendal, an official United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) collaborating centre in Norway. Dr. Cavaliere contributes as an advisor on international working groups for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) headquartered in Madrid, Spain and the international NGO Linking Tourism and Conservation (LT&C).

To visit Dr. Cavaliere’s Linkedin Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ctcavaliere/

Email: christina.cavaliere@colostate.edu