Kristina G. Fisher
Kristina G. Fisher grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her early years of exploring the arroyos and piñon-juniper forests of her home led to a deep love of the landscape and a commitment to working to protect it. In 2008, Kristina graduated first in her class from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she earned a Certificate in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Natural Resources Journal. Kristina currently serves as Associate Director of Think New Mexico, a results-oriented think tank dedicated to improving the quality of life for all New Mexicans, and is a member of the board of the Santa Fe Watershed Association.
Since 2011, Kristina has been part of the leadership team of the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation, an all-volunteer organization founded by Aldo Leopold in 1914 and dedicated to protecting and restoring wildlife and its habitat in New Mexico. In this role, Kristina helps organize volunteer ecological restoration projects on public lands across the state and writes a monthly newsletter that reaches over 1,000 New Mexicans.
Kristina is a recipient of the national Harry S. Truman Fellowship for Leadership and Public Service, the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Award for Excellence in Environmental Studies, and National Scholastic Gold Portfolio Award for Fiction & Nonfiction Writing. She is the author of two published articles: The Rhino in the Colonia: How Colonias Development Council v. Rhino Environmental Services, Inc. Set a Substantive State Standard for Environmental Justice, and Reclaiming Querencia: The Quest for Culturally Appropriate, Environmentally Sustainable Economic Development in Northern New Mexico.