Christa (she/her) is the Director of the Air Quality Life Index and Air Quality Programs at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. Her career focuses on efforts that open up information, resources, and networks so that more people in more places can do more socially beneficial work. Previously, she co-founded and was the CEO of OpenAQ, an environmental tech non-profit which fosters a global community around its massive database of open air quality information. Currently, Christa also serves as an elected Trustee at the Pennsylvania State University and on the Board of Directors for the environmental non-profit Berkeley Earth. Christa received a PhD in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences from the University of Colorado and a BS in Astronomy & Astrophysics from Penn State.