Kristina serves as a program officer for the Moore Foundation's Andes-Amazon Initiative, with a focus addressing the impacts of infrastructure on the Amazon region.
Kristina brings a unique combination of infrastructure-related project experience and a conservation background. Early in her career, Kristina was legal advisor to the Global Conservation Fund at Conservation International, where she focused on structuring sustainable financing mechanisms for protected areas. From there, Kristina served as associate general counsel at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a U.S. government corporation, where she provided advice with respect to the development, implementation and evaluation of the agency’s foreign assistance portfolio in Africa, Asia and Central America. In this capacity, her work focused on projects involving the construction and rehabilitation of roads, power and irrigation infrastructure. She also led the development of MCC’s implementation strategy for regional investments.
Prior to joining the Moore Foundation, Kristina worked as compliance director with EcoAdvisors Inc., where she provided transaction advice to corporate and family foundations. She has also served as deputy general counsel to USAC, the permanent administrator of the US$10 billion Universal Service Fund, which utilizes user fees to finance the extension of telecommunications services to underserved communities in the U.S. Kristina started her career as a project finance associate in an international law firm, primarily representing multilateral lenders in connection with investments in the power sector.
Kristina holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.