11 Sep September 11, 2017 in Acting Technical DirectorAntananarivo, Madagascarchristie@blueventures.orgBefore joining Blue Ventures in 2017, Christie spent over 12 years managing projects and teams around the world. As staff researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the United States, she received international accolades developing a fuel efficient cook stove program for the refugees in Darfur. She managed a team to create an inexpensive technology to remove arsenic from drinking water in Bangladesh. After switching her focus to wildlife, she helped run a community-based conservation program in Papua New Guinea and then worked with NOAA in the US to develop a consensus based model for restoration, working together with three native tribes, two state governments and three federal agencies. As Acting Technical director – Madagascar, Christie helps lead and develop our teams of specialist technical leads in the fields of Fisheries, Aquaculture, Blue Forests, Health, and MEL. She helps ensure site-based teams have strong technical programmatic support that responds to integrated site strategies and community needs. She plays a key role in ensuring that BV continues to develop and share innovative solutions that enable communities to manage their natural resources, and deliver impact in conservation.