Christina Theodoridi is a policy advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental advocacy organization. Her work focuses on climate policies that reduce emissions from the industrial sector, including fluorinated chemicals (HFCs, CFCs) and cement production, and she led NRDC’s two-year campaign that helped establish climate policies on HFCs in ten US states. At the international level, she served as a task force member to the Montreal Protocol, the multilateral environmental treaty that regulates chemicals that deplete the ozone layer and cause climate change. Her modeling analysis helped determine the source and size of a potential breach of the treaty’s requirements.
Before joining NRDC in 2018, Christina completed her master’s thesis on advanced catalytic materials at the French Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Lyon, France, and briefly roamed around the international airport in Athens, Greece as part of their environmental services department. She holds a master’s in chemical engineering from her home country of Greece and an MPA in environmental science and policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is based in Washington, DC.