Contributor: Kristen McDonald

Kristen McDonald

About Kristen McDonald

Kristen McDonald is Pacific Environment's China Program Director. She is the founder and former director of China Rivers Project, an organization that works to expand river eco-tourism and river conservation in China. She has worked both internationally and within the US as a river conservation advocate, and she has lived and worked in China a combined total of five years, particularly in Southwest China. Kristen received a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in Environmental Science, Policy and Management. She received a BA from Yale University in Literature and Environmental Studies, and she grew up in Eugene, Oregon.

Increasing Public Participation In China’s Environment

Can the public participate in environmental decision-making in China? Pacific Environment’s Guo Hanyuan, Kristen McDonald & Zhao Zhong expand on results from their 4-city pilot study and identify challenges … more

China’s Water Watchdogs

China’s new breed of water watchdogs are emerging, with rising concerns over pollution. Pacific Environment’s china Program Director, Kristen McDonald tells us why we should take notice of their action. … more



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