Director of Government Affairs, World Resource Institute
As the Director of Government Affairs for the World Resource Institute (WRI), Christina DeConci focuses primarily on overseeing WRI’s legislative work and strategy on climate change and energy issues. She leads WRI in engagement with businesses to pursue ambitious climate policy in the US and has spoken on these issues in a number of forums. DeConcini also leads WRI’s US climate impacts work and resiliency work.
Prior to joining WRI ten years ago, DeConcini spent 20 years representing and advocating for the rights of immigrants and refugees, serving as the Director of Policy and Advocacy in several national organizations. DeConcini has written and spoken frequently on issues related to climate change as well as immigration and refugee policies.
DeConcini has a law degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego.