Crystal is the Director of Global Forest Watch, a powerful near-real-time forest monitoring system that uses technology and human networks to create never-before-possible transparency on what is happening in forests around the world. She works with companies, governments, and civil soceity organizations to use better information about forests to mobilize more effective, rights-based conservation and sustainable management.
Crystal previously worked on strenthening forest governance in Brazil, Indonesia, and Cameroon with WRI’s Institutions and governance Program. Prior to joining WRI, she worked in environmental consulting in Half Moon Bay, California.
Crystal holds a B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems Science from Stanford University. Her research encompassed environmental governance in Uganda and conservation biology in the tropical rainforests of South America and Eastern Africa.