Dr. Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio is an independent consultant working primarily for the Global Commission on Adaptation where she serves as an Action Track Co-Manager leading the development of several action tracks related to action on adaptation including food security and agriculture. Previously, she was the Regional Program Manager for Action on Climate Today, a 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.